Marisa Checking Our Bees!

Yesterday we headed out to the garden/orchard to check on the bees.  There were only a couple of bees spotted out side of the boxes and we could see guard bees at the hive entrances.  They were pretty calm when Marisa opened the boxes to take a quick peak.  Unfortunately, we are expecting another cold front at the end of the week but hope that if they can make it through that cold, they just might live!

Marisa was checking on the pollen patty she had fed to them recently and it looked as if they had been consuming it.  The patty was fed to boost their immune systems and basically build up their over all health a bit.  This is one big learning experience and that is what makes it so interesting.   There were some  dead bees around but not so many that we were discouraged.  Some  death loss is expected, but we hope to avoid a total die off.  So for now we just keep waiting for warmer spring days, as we look  forward to the arrival of our new bees in April.

About Callens Honey Farm

We live on a small family farm located in S.W. Minnesota, near the South Dakota border. The source of our honey is from white and red clover. The honey appears as liquid gold in color. Our honey is extracted using a hand cranked centrifugal force extractor. Then the honey is screened once into a holding container from which we later fill the small honey bottles. We do not heat treat the honey nor add any other ingredients. Pure and natural is our Minnesota honey! What could taste better?
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2 Responses to Marisa Checking Our Bees!

  1. Mary says:

    Congratulations Marisa!! Glad they’re still alive and buzzin’ for you–good job! 🙂

  2. Fiona says:

    Great job, Marisa, and all the rest of the Callens Crew!

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