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Adding a divide to a new package bee colony.

Beekeepers are going to want to make a divide on an overwintered colony. If you purchased a package to fill up empty equipment. Now your overwintered colony is getting full, and you need to divide the overwintered colony so it won’t swarm. The nice part of this...

Nash the Beekeeper!

Our nephew, Nash kindly reminded me he visited last season and I was supposed to create a YouTube video from the video I took. Sorry Nash! Posting it now for you to be a YouTube Beekeeping Star! Give NASH some likes on this video!...

QUEENS!

Queens will be available this week at the Oakdale Store. We get a new shipment each week though the end of May and possibly into June. No need to order ahead of time, come on by the store to purchase your Queen. They are first come first served. However, if you are...

Extra Package Bees available!

Hello Beekeepers! We have extra package bees! Our extra packages are mostly Saskatraz and a couple of Italians. If you are interested, please give us a call to hold one for you. Calling is best vs. email. Pick up today, 4/30 or tomorrow 5/1. Limited quantities...

EXTRA PACKAGES!

Hello Beekeepers! We have some extra packages on this load. If you want another or missed ordering, give us a call! 651-242-2233 Thank you, Tom & Jessica

THIRD SHIPMENT – THE BEES ARE HERE!

Hello Beekeepers! **Third Shipment pick up information** THE BEES ARE HERE! April 27th pick up times: Now until 7pm. April 28th pick up times: 8am-7pm. PICK UP LOCATION: 14185 SQUARE LAKE TRAIL N, STILLWATER, MN 55082 – Note: this is NOT the Oakdale store. MAP LINK TO...

THIRD SHIPMENT Package bee pick up – UPDATE

Hello Beekeepers! **Third Shipment pick up information** The bees are expected to arrive in the morning. We estimate we will be able to start passing out package bees around 9am. However, we will still send out a message once they arrive to confirm as there could be...

QUEENS!

Queens will be available at the Oakdale store. We get a new shipment each week though the end of May and possibly into June. No need to order ahead of time, come on by the store to purchase your Queen. They are first come first served. However, if you are looking to...

DOING A DIVIDE/SPLIT ON AN OVERWINTERED COLONY

A divide is when a strong overwintered colony is split into two hives. If strong overwintered colonies are not split, the hive will more than likely swarm. If the hive swarms, that colony will probably not yield an excess honey crop. A divide can happen when a colony...