This blog explains how I keep bees. It works for me, it might not work for you. Use my methods at your own risk. Always wear protective clothing and use a smoker when working bees.

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Swarm stand

Now is a good time to look for a deer stand to use as a swarm catching platform. Many outdoor retailers are putting deer stands on sale right now because the hunting season for the most part is over.
 Deer stands work great for a swarm catching platform, some come with ladders to make retrieval easier. Putting a hive box 8 feet off the ground is the perfect height to catch a swarm.
Catching several swarms over a couple seasons should pay for the deer stand with the extra honey a beekeeper could possibly get.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Making Creamed Honey

Every year around the holidays I make a large batch of creamed honey. I give it out to friends, family, and vendors that I have worked with. The creamed honey is always well received.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Doe and Buck

 I caught this doe and buck on my trail cam. Nice short video, great contrast with the snow. Double click on the video for full screen.