Honey For Your Holidays!

Honey For Your Holidays!

Whether you are looking for stocking stuffers or putting together your own homemade gift baskets, we have a variety of all natural hive products that your more discerning loved ones will be sure to appreciate during this Christmas season. Do your favorite holiday...
Super Crazy Bees!

Super Crazy Bees!

Beekeepers, like bees, tend to have a language of their own. To the non-beekeeper, or newbee, the technical jargon beekeepers use can become rather confusing. The other day when speaking to a non-beekeeper, I casually mentioned we were out the day before...
Wrong Hive!

Wrong Hive!

This past Saturday I was reminded once again on how fragile the world we live in is, and in particular, how quickly things can go wrong in the apiary. I had just cracked open the cover on the last hive I intended to split in our home apiary. It was a robust Italian...
Spring = Busy Bees

Spring = Busy Bees

Spring time is the busiest time of the year for beekeepers here in Michigan. Beginning in March we go through our apiaries and cleanup any dead outs (e.g. hives that didn’t make it through the winter.) Once again, we were fortunate this year in that we only lost...
Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever

Winter was late in coming this year, but once it arrived you couldn’t miss it!   This morning I was reading the weather outlook in the Michigan Farm News (written by Jeff Andressen the meteorologist with the MSU Extension) and if they have it right, the recent...