Category Archives: BEE NEWS AND UPDATES

~Liquid Gold~

    We ended up extracting honey just once this year. Normally we extract at least two to four times during the summer, but didn’t manage to extract until the very end of August.  The Organic Prairie hog operation and … Continue reading

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~Blue skies and Bees….~

The weather here has been almost too warm.  While it’s nice to see the bees outside cleaning up the dead and taking some nice cleansing flights, it’s still a long time until April and plenty of things could go wrong between … Continue reading

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~Bees~

The honey harvest this year was good!  We were blessed with a good crop.  Our honey is now being sold in three local stores here in Minnesota…..  Brad’s Market in Minneota, Jim’s Super Value and Moberg Meats in Canby, MN.  We … Continue reading

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~Queens and Engagement Announcement~

  Marisa and Silvana have been working hard trying to develop some good, strong Queen bees that will make it through cold Northern climates.  They have had some success so far.  Replacing Queens can be expensive and it seems like … Continue reading

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~Bees In March~

We took advantage of a lovely day, March 10, to feed sugar cakes infused with essential oils to our bees.  The hives were weighed going into the winter.  In order to survive a Minnesota winter, the bees need at least … Continue reading

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~The First Honey Run 2014~

Our first honey harvest of the season yielded 320 pounds which is a good start and a very pleasant surprise! We pulled off 9 supers and tested out our new equipment.  Fred purchased a Dakota  Gunness 200 Decapper and Dadant 60 … Continue reading

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~BARN DANCE Tomorrow night July 11, 2014~

    Lots to celebrate this year.  We had a new baby in the family.  Congratulations to Peter and Frenchy who were blessed with a little girl, Josie June.  Looking forward to Jessi and Lukes new baby that will arrive … Continue reading

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