The 2014 Spring Honey Is In

honey-for-saleThe 2014 spring honey is in and it is excellent. This is a good year for honey production here in middle Tennessee, and this crop is as good as it gets. Our honey doesn’t last long… neither here nor in your cupboard, so get yours before it’s all gone.
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To purchase pure, treatment-free honey made right here in middle Tennessee contact:

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The first of the 2013 crop now available

This is fresh, raw, unheated, pure honey. We use no chemical treatments in our hives or on our bees. Nothing is added to nor taken from the honey. We sling it right out of the comb, it pours into food-grade buckets and we fill the jars you buy from those buckets. No processing. No heating. Nothing added. And you can taste the difference too!

Caution: Never give honey or processed foods containing honey to an infant less than one year old. The rest of you can lap it up like there’s no tomorrow.*

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In Walter Hill or Murfreesboro call: 615-653-6987.  In Lebanon: 615-428-7799

* Please consult your physician before lapping it up like there’s no tomorrow. Note also, there’s probably going to be a tomorrow so please take that into consideration as well. 

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2013 Spring Crop Is In… partially

The first 33 bottles are capped and for sale.  How many do you want?

The first 33 bottles are capped and for sale. How many do you want?

Steve bottled 50 lbs of honey on 6 July 2013. We have about that much more still in the bucket. If you want some, you better hurry. It’s going fast.

Why Treatment-Free Beekeeping? Michael Bush tells you why.

He gonna rate yo record high…

Check this lady out… click on the image to view the high-resolution version, and look closely.
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Feb 7th Bees Gathering Pollen

Us? Deeps? Just a few….

Although we’re avowed eight-frame-medium men, Kent Williams out of Kentucky was selling five frame deep nucs for too good of a deal to pass up, so we’ve ordered a few.  We bought some packages from him last year and like the fact that he doesn’t treat his bees.

One of our goals this year is to have eight four frame medium nucs up and running by late spring so we’ll always have queens when we need them this season.  And we should come out of next winter with our own nucs raring to go, which will make our operation sustainable.

two frame deep nuc 002But, the deep nucs posed a small problem with our medium equipment, so we’ve built a couple of two frame deep nucs to help us with the transition.  We’ll use these nucs to hold the queens while we start queen cells in the five frame nucs.  These little nucs are made of scrap wood we had laying around.  There is one thing to remember if you’re building  your own nucs…the ¾ “ wood you use for your tops is thicker than the feeder lids for your mason jars.  You’ll need to take a hammer and tap the 1/8” screen you put on the underside up slightly until it touches the top of your inverted lid.  If you don’t do this, you’ll definitely save on sugar water.  But you’ll have hungry bees, and we all know it takes lots of strong bees to make strong, healthy queens.  So try making some of your own equipment.  It’s rewarding and saves you a lot of money, honey.