Abbott Farms Photo Gallery

oilseed sunflowers
oilseed sunflowers

These are experimental oilseed sunflowers. We hope to grow more and press our own oil with our oil press.

Long Langstroth hive
Long Langstroth hive

This is our experimental long Langstroth horizontal hive in the Sustainable Apiary. It has natural comb but uses standard Langstroth deep frames in a horizontal box the length of three Langstroth deeps set sideways.

farm fresh Easter eggs
farm fresh Easter eggs

Brown eggs do color beautifully!

bee on aster
bee on aster
freshly pressed cheese.jpg
freshly pressed cheese.jpg

This is a hard cheese being removed from the cheese press.

2014 kids
2014 kids
a hen party
a hen party
natural comb broodframe
natural comb broodframe

This is natural comb - meaning it has no foundation under it. The bees choose what kind of cells to make and how to arrange it. In this comb they have put drone cells in the middle and worker brood on the outside.

cats like beans, too.
cats like beans, too.

Don't you just love summer!

Abbott farms turkeys
Abbott farms turkeys
Dave the rooster
Dave the rooster
honeybee on hive top cover
honeybee on hive top cover