Category Archives: Misc

Update On The Deer Hollow Farm Hives

It has been a while since I’ve provided an update on the two hives installed at Deer Hollow Farm. The last time we were there inspecting, the first hive we brought over has a new queen and brood though population … Continue reading

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The Benefits Of Propolis In Your Hives

Person County Beekeepers Association had a guest speaker, Dr. Mike Simone-Finstrom, who conducted a research on the benefits of propolis to the honeybee colonies. Here’s a quick summary: Bees collect propolis on their hind legs and deposit it in the … Continue reading

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Beware Of Wax Moths

It’s wax moth season. With this heat the wax moth are out by the numbers. I’ve just lost some comb stored in my shed I was saving for swarms. If you have weak hives check on your hive once a … Continue reading

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Cherries and Bees

Started our family day out today with a 1.5 hour drive into Brentwood for some cherry picking at Maggiore Cherry Ranch (Directions: 580 east, exit Vasco Rd towards Brentwood, turn right at Camino Diablo, and almost immediately it’s on your … Continue reading

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Beekeeping 101 With An 8 Year Old

A few weeks ago Tzvia contacted me asking if I can provide a beekeeping 101 lesson for her 8 year old son Ron who’s interested in learning about a bee hive, the colony itself, and how honey is produced. So … Continue reading

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Bees Bearding In Hot Weather

It sure felt like Summer today with temperatures reaching a high of 88.6 F in the afternoon. The hives that have a high population will beard infront of the hive to keep the colony at the proper temperature.

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CoolEatz – Flea Cafe Serving Fresh Comb Honey

About two weeks ago I taught the CoolEatz/Flea Cafe staff and friends how to harvest honey from their two hives that I helped set up last year. About 30 pounds of honey was harvested using the crush and strain method … Continue reading

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