On Saturday, we picked up bees for BIL and us that we purchased through South Carolina Midlands Beekeepers Association. I am still in awe over the fantastic organization and the cooperation of all of the members present. There were 450 packages of bees to be picked up, with most people picking up 1… Continue reading Hats off to South Carolina Beeekeepers Association
My husband went to a class about producing queen bees on Saturday, and came back talking about a queen castle. Of course, I had no idea what he was talking about, but now I do. A queen castle is an oversized bee box with entries on every side. There are slots on the inside… Continue reading A castle fit for a queen…
We planted two gardenias by the gate in November, but this weekend we started our orchard with two fig trees we received as a gift and two blueberry bushes. The fig trees did great in the greenhouse over winter and we moved them outside a couple of weeks ago. The first leaves opened at the… Continue reading Putting down roots.
It's official -- if we are going to expand the bee business, we need to build a workshop at the farm! We have bee boxes everywhere, and we have locations to set them up when the bees arrive at the end of the month. It's been a lot of work getting everything painted,… Continue reading Bee ready