Giving Honeybees the Sweet Life
We planted several acres of native wildflowers to support the colonies and plan to increase the number of hives we manage as the bee population grows.
Using local queens that have survived the winter in our area means the bees will be better suited for growing their colonies here and be more resistant to bee diseases or pests. This will help us in following a chemical-free, treatment-free approach to beekeeping and honey production.
They aren’t defensive or aggressive towards anybody who has been working near them, or our silly dogs who sometimes get too close!
As a family farm, we are concerned that everything and everyone on our farm work in harmony, so the bee girls are fitting right in.
In general, you don’t harvest honey from first year colonies, but we did have some overachievers in the group and we were able to get a few dozen jars of beautiful, light-colored sunflower-flavored honey to sell at the market.
As soon as our 2021 honey and wax harvest products are ready, we’ll be sure to let you know!
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