Getting Started

A collection of 5 posts

Mar 11, 2019

Expanding the Farm

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

Mar 11, 2018

Mead Batch 001: Brew Day

Mead Batch 001:  Brew Day

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

Mar 10, 2018

Hive Assembly Phase I

Hive Assembly Phase I

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

Mar 9, 2018

Smoker Practice

Smoker Practice

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