Our first shipment of seeds arrived last week! Ruth looks very excited! Among the pumpkins, tomatoes, and similar things, our first lavender seeds were in the box!
After a year of backyard beekeeping in an effort to prove out the approach, we decided to buy some land and expand our operation. We plan to spend the next five years building
The weather hit 56 degrees in Northeast Ohio today and the ladies came out to clean up their dead and do some cleansing. Here's a brief video:Excited to see they made it
Ladies were out this afternoon enjoying some summer sun. No comb in the honey super yet, but it was full of bees escaping the heat of the brood boxes.
After installing about a month ago, it was time to add a second brood box and take off the feeders this week. Each hive is growing well--some faster than others--but looks like everything
A brief video of the ladies of Hive 3 right after the install.
Despite some delays early in the day, I made it to Dalton to pick up my three packages of bees yesterday. Being late and cold, I stored them in the garage for the
A traditional or show mead. A simple start. The goal this first year of our company is to refine a set of recipes that will be the core of what we will offer
I picked up my hive components last weekend and the first phase of assembly is underway! I ordered enough pieces for three hives of two deep brood boxes and two medium supers. Each
Keeping a smoker lit during hive inspections will hopefully make things easier. Being a new beekeeper, I realized I would need some practice getting my smoker running consistently and long enough to inspect
Happy Thursday everyone! This site will document the journey we are going on to setup an apiary and meadery. Bees are on order, mead recipes are going through a final year of refinement,