Category Archives: BEE NEWS AND UPDATES

~Nicot System Queen Rearing~

These photos are already out dating themselves on this farm:)  Time has been going by way too quickly and while I take a ton of photos, I don’t have time to upload them.  What we have been up to on … Continue reading

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~Bees, Swarms and Life~

  It’s been so busy around here that I have not been able to make a post.  Posting takes time.  Mostly we’ve been up to planting gardens, rotating the lambs and horses, moving fences, weeding and planting hops, hanging cable for … Continue reading

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~Busy As Bees~

The weather here in SW Minnesota has been pretty nice, considering it is only March.  It has been a blessing though, allowing us to get caught up on some much-needed work.  We checked over all the bee hives and were … Continue reading

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~Building Bee Hives, Boxes Etc.~

The colder winter days are useful for getting things done in doors.  Fred and Caleb have been busy building new bee boxes, nuc boxes, telescoping covers, inner covers and screened bottoms.  They used white pine and cedar as the wood … Continue reading

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Work and Babies

What a wonderful week we have had here on the farm.  Frenchy and Peter have been blessed with a new baby girl and we are all so thankful that she has safely arrived.  Kallie Jo arrived even as we were all busy finishing setting … Continue reading

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~The Process of Extracting Honey~

Yesterday was a very long day on the Callens Farm.  It started with the regular chores at 6:00 a.m., and before it ended at 12:30 a.m. today, we had harvested a sample of our first honey and sheared 32 head of … Continue reading

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~First Honey Super Added~

Yesterday we went to check the hives and add a third hive box to three of the 8 frame Minnesota Hygienic hives.  The bees were very busy bringing in their loads of pollen and nectar after having been put behind a bit because of … Continue reading

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Bees Have Arrived!

Thankfully, I checked the web site of our bee supplier and found out that the bees were not arriving on May 7 as originally expected, so we spent two days scrambling around making things ready.  Some of the scrambling included … Continue reading

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