1st Swarm of the Season

Jeff showing some on lookers the queen.

Spring? Already?!?

Our bees are out and about, enjoying the beautiful weather!

We Bee Brothers in the News

Hemisphere Magazine Photo Shoot

Hemishperes Inflight Magazine did an article last summer on Urban Beekeeping and highlighted Philadelphia.  They came to one of the We Bee Brother’s Apiary sites and had a photo shoot. The photos were taken by Keliy Anderson-Staley with her famous tintype technique.  She uses an old fashion camera to take the amazing photos featured in the article.  Click on the picture above to view the online article.

If you’d like to view the complete article you can register for Hemisphere’s Emag for FREE.  Just click on the Aug 2010 issue to view the full article with more great photos by Keliy Anderson-Staley.  Check out pages 5 and 62-69 to see the We Bee Brother’s and some friends from the Philly Beekeepers Guild!

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The We Bee Brother’s checked their hives after a big snow storm that hit Philadelphia.

Bee’s appear to be doing just fine.

Swarm Patrol

Swarm Team

When duty calls the brothers swarm for their bees.

See a Swarm?!?

Call the Swarm Team!

Jeff Eckel: 215-350-7846

Joel Eckel: 215-298-2365

Swarms are removed free of charge and are only collected in the local Philadelphia area.

Meet the Brothers

brothersJoel and Jeff Eckel are urban beekeepers of Philadelphia, PA managing around 25 honeybee colonies.  They have been in the bee business since 2007 and are committed to sustainable beekeeping.  The brothers pride themselves in providing the local community with fresh, raw honey and other hive products such as hand creams, candles and propolis tinctures.