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2014 Honey CSA April Update

Blog: Summer Smiles Honey Farm   -   Friday May 02, 2014   -   By Darci

When I began spreading the word about my honey CSA program this past January, I envisioned for the month of April, my 14 beehives to be buzzing and boiling over with honey bees.  The sad reality is that just 2 of the 14 hives survived the winter. ...

Baby, it's cold outside

Blog: Foust Family Farms   -   Wednesday January 29, 2014   -   By Ron

Brrr....what else is there to say. It's cold outside - and inside [for that matter].. My wood-fired water furnace isn't working right, so I've had to fall back to using propane. Just two months ago the price of propane was $2.56 gal. I bought some yesterday...

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Hey EPA, Bees Can't Wait 5 More Years! Protect The...

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Friday December 13, 2013   -   By Marcie

[Reprinted from Pesticide Action Network's Online Blog, courtesy of Paul Towers] Inaction? Intransigence? Negligence? Whatever the right word, we’re reminded that the U.S. is behind the curve when it comes to protecting bees. Yesterday, Europe’s restrictions...

Back in Business

Blog: Harecrest Acres   -   Sunday November 17, 2013   -   By Matman

Well after a 2 year hiatus to give the trees a chance to grow, we are back in business.  The trees have come back strong and we will have great selection this year.  The weather was good to our bees and we had a good harvest this fall.  We...

Combining the hives

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Saturday September 14, 2013   -   By Terry

So, I started out this year with three hives.  I painstakingly woodburned the names "Virgo", "Taurus", and "Aquarius" on the fronts of the hives so the bees would know which one to go into--well, maybe not for them, but for...

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First Time in a Bee Yard

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Friday March 15, 2013   -   By Terry

As a newbee member of the Cumberland County Beekeepers Association, I've been assigned a mentor.  I've read about 3 books, countless older copies of The American Bee Journal and Bee Culture, looked through every beekeeping catalog made, been to a...

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Spring is Around the Corner..

Blog: Thistle Byre Farm   -   Wednesday March 06, 2013   -   By Abby

New snow fell thickly last night, but the new lambs playing in this morning's snowy cold blanket  remind me that spring is just around the corner. Planting time will be upon us sooner than we realize.  Our grass will begin growing...

Peppermint Honey Feet Treat

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Monday October 29, 2012   -   By Marcie

Peppermint Honey Feet Treat Rinse mint leaves and place on a paper towel to dry. Grind mint using coffee grinder (or by hand using mortar and pestle). Set aside. Melt beeswax using a small double boiler. In a microwave safe glass bowl combine aloe vera...

Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Wednesday October 24, 2012   -   By Marcie

They always say necessity is the mother of invention. (Who's the father?)  This rang true this weekend when we were at a harvest fair in Miami and ran out of our Key Lime Sublime honey. We're really big into all natural honeys....unfiltered, raw, just...

Progress of beekeeping on the farm

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Thursday October 18, 2012   -   By Terry

As mentioned in an earlier post, back in the summer I got bitten by the "bee bug".  After reading and reading and studying and attending meetings I've finally narrowed down the many choices for beekeeping styles to a Langstroth hive consisting...

It's been a "beesy" couple of days

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Tuesday October 02, 2012   -   By Terry

This summer I became interested in keeping bees on the farm, for a couple of reasons.  Number one is the increase in productivity of the crops grown on the farm, but also to maybe get a little honey off the hives to complement the mix of eggs, fruits, and...

It's Snowing Pollen!

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Thursday September 27, 2012   -   By Marcie

As I was standing beneath my Brazilian Pepper, admiring the flowers that had burst into bloom, I noticed what looked like snow flurries. Highly unlikely, here in Miami! I continued to observe, and what I found was this.... My honeybees were so busy sipping...

When We Mead Again

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Tuesday August 21, 2012   -   By Marcie

Once again I have an order for a bunch of honey from an aspiring mead-maker. The thought of mead always brings with it the image of medieval England, knights in shining armor, and large joints of meat. I'm not sure why! Mead is kind of a honey wine, although...

Save the Bees Downloadable Honeybee Toolkit

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Sunday August 19, 2012   -   By Marcie

 This morning I received an email with an important article and link to a downloadable Save the Honeybees Toolkit. Thought you might be interested. We need your help!!!! If you like to eat, then saving the bees matters to you!!! Here's the article, and...

National Honeybee Awareness Day

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Tuesday August 14, 2012   -   By Marcie

Did you know that this Saturday, August 18th is National Honeybee Awareness Day? Plant some flowers and hug a bee.... OR....check out this link: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/5-simple-ways-to-help-honeybees.html 

Bees!! Yahoo!!

Blog: Moonstruck Farms   -   Tuesday July 31, 2012   -   By Rowena

As most of you know things have not been going smoothly around here, pool collapses pouring 50,000 gallons of water into greenhouse and across property (the pigs loved it!), the beds out front are now succumbing to the beginning of the critters building their...

Celebrity Bees

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Monday July 30, 2012   -   By Marcie

We got a call last week from a producer at Univision, asking if they could come out for a visit with our honeybees. And so, on Thursday the crew arrived. We spent 3 hours shooting and demonstrating what we like to do best. First, I would like to thank Ian of...

Dead Honey Bees in Ohio

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Monday May 14, 2012   -   By David

Hundreds of thousands of honey bees have been found dead in Delaware, Fairfield, Hardin, Miami, Pickaway and Ross counties in April. Jim North believes an insecticide called neonicotinoids is responsible for the huge amount of dead bees. The Columbus...

Bottling Honey for Fairchild's Food & Garden Festi...

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Friday April 13, 2012   -   By Marcie

A busy day today....I'm bottling up lots of honey and making soap for the Food & Garden Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden this weekend. It's the first time I've been a vendor there, although I attend events there all the time because I'm a...

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