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Basic Beekeeping Information

This is a beekeeping class for someone wanting basic information about beekeeping. Beekeeping BasicsTamarack Nature CenterSunday, January 291:00-4:00 p.m.$25 per personFor adults and older teens (16 and older)Pre-registration is reqShow More Summary

Another bee class River Falls WI

There is a Beginning Beekeeping in River Falls, Wisconsin. Class being offered all day on Jan 28 through the River Falls Community Education program.Find it at: https://rfsd.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/costoption/class_id/1667/public/1/sp/. Presented by longtime beekeeper Jerome Rodewald and Dr. Brad Mogen.Cost is $75 plus materials. There are 20 seats available as of today.

Dead Hive-What to do

With the warm weather, beekeepers are out looking at their colonies. So you find a dead colony, what do you do? If the colony died of mites or a virus from the mites, the bees are dead and so are the mites. Take the hive apart down to the bottom board. Show More Summary

Beekeeping Class at Century College

Introduction to Beekeeping 2017 This class series will prepare you for beginning your beekeeping hobby in early spring. All basics of beekeeping will be covered. Hives and Equipment Honey bee society and biology Hive products and marketing...Show More Summary

Olivarez Honey Bees

Olivarez Honey Bees is our bee supplier. They do a great job at their bees. We are proud to sell their quality bees and queens..

What is happening now in the hive

Things are happening in the hive and signs of spring are in the works.Our days are getting longer. Sunset now is at 5pm. Great Horned Owls are nesting. I heard black capped Chickadees doing their fee-bee sound. This starts usually in late January. Show More Summary

package bees 2017 update

We have emailed out information about package bees to everyone on our newsletter list this morning. If you did not get it, the email may be in your junk folder. You can also get it off our website. If you want, you can call the order...Show More Summary

Package Bees 2017 Pricing

We have updated our 2017 pricing on our website.We will be sending out our newsletter Sunday with the 2017 order form attached or you can get it off our website.website: www.naturesnectarllc.comor here: http://tiny.cc/2017beeorder

Package Bees 2017

We will be publishing our 2017 package bee prices soon. We will be emailing out ordering information in our bulk email newsletter.. If you have not signed up for our newsletter email list yet, here is the link to do that. Nature's Nectar LLC Newsletter Email List

2016 Season Recap

Happy New Year, I always like to try to sum up the previous year to reflect on how the season progressed. The good and the bad. January was pretty much a normal month. Warm to start out then a couple weeks of very cold weather with warmer temps to finish the month. Show More Summary

New Bacteria Discovered In Honeybees

This researcher spoke at the MN Hobby Beekeepers meeting a couple months ago. His results are intriguing. Is this new found bacteria the cause of the demise of bee colonies? Is Varroa the vector that brings the bacteria to the bees? Many unanswered questions still exist, but this may be an important discovery. Show More Summary

Open Friday and Sat

Open Friday Dec 23rd - 12:00 - 3:00pmOpen Saturday Dec 24th - 9am - noon

Varroa Control Videos

Bob Sitko forwarded this link to me. There are several videos about Varroa control. Look at the video of Varroa sampling. I think beekeeping success is all about controlling this pest. Doing Varroa sampling and treatments, at the right time, are critical for hive management. http://honeybeehealthcoalition.org/Varroa/#videos

Cold Weather

Cold weather has really arrived. Below zero around the state.The bees will be in a tight cluster. Eating honey and making heat in the cluster. The bees can handle the cold as long as there is honey in the hive. Beekeepers that may be having a tough time right now are the beekeepers that fed late into November. Show More Summary

New Winter Hours

Open Wed noon - 6pmSaturday 9 - 2pmor call for an appointment

Winter Patties

Now is the time to put winter patties on the hive. Winter patties are an emergency food that can save a colony from starvation in February. The patties can be put on now, when it is easy to get to the hive. Winter Patties are emergency food and will not keep a colony alive that has four frames of honey in the hive right now. Show More Summary

Making Creamed Honey

This time of year I always make several batches of creamed honey. I give them away for holiday gifts to friends and family. Creamed honey is easy to make. The people you give it to will be amazed with the different type of honey. Many people have not even tried creamed honey.Creamed honey is basically granulated honey. Show More Summary

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