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Spring is Here!

Today we spotted bees bringing in pollen for the first time this season! We went into winter with 15 hives, and lost 3. This is below the average loss for this area, so we are pretty happy about it. Hopefully … Continue reading

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At the Hive Entrance

While it is important to do regular inspections of your bee hives, you can also learn a lot about the state of the colony just by sitting and closely observing the front of the hive and entrance. Observing the hive … Continue reading

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Honeybees at Farnsworth Middle School!

We recently moved one of our beehives to the organic garden where we both teach. We are hoping that in addition to providing pollination for the garden, it proves to be an opportunity for the community to learn more about … Continue reading

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Summer Brings Swarming!

In spite of our best efforts to prevent it, one of our hives swarmed this afternoon. Here are some thoughts and information about swarming I hope you find helpful. What is Swarming? I have mixed feelings about swarming. On the … Continue reading

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First Beeyard Inspection of Spring

I love spring, when we can finally get out to the beeyard and open up those beehives! This past weekend we had the right conditions to do the first full hive inspections of the year. Temperatures were in the 50’s … Continue reading

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Appreciating Honey!

It has been very cold here in the Northeast and in many other parts of the country as well. One way to enjoy a little taste of summer in the middle of the winter is to take some time to … Continue reading

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Dealing with Winter Honeybee Withdrawal

It’s that time of year again. When the bustle of the holiday season dies down, I start to really miss going out and working in my beehives. So, what to do when honeybee withdrawal sets in? Here is a sampling … Continue reading

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Now is the time to get ready for bees in the spring!

The beginning of winter may not seem like the time to start thinking about becoming a beekeeper. However, if you are considering starting beekeeping this spring, now is the time to begin planning. First, it is a good idea to … Continue reading

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Christmas Specials!

Just in time for Christmas, we have a few special items on sale. 100% beeswax evergreen tree candles, and our own honey in vintage, 1 pound “muth” jars. Contact us if you are interested!

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Thanksgiving Turkeys for Sale!

Well, the beeswax variety, anyway! Just in time for Thanksgiving – homemade turkey candles made from 100% beeswax are now available. Add a turkey or two to your centerpiece. They’re sure to brighten up your table! Contact us if you … Continue reading

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