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STORE CLOSED THURSDAY JULY 22ND!

We will be closed on Thursday, July 22nd. I apologize for the late notice and any inconvenience. We will be open Friday and Saturday. Thursday, July 22nd – CLOSED Friday, July 23rd – 10a-6p Saturday, July 24th – 9a-5p Thank you, Tom &...

Comb Honey Hive – Part 4

A video by Jim Kloek and Tom Minser In this video, we caged up the old queen that we removed ten days ago. We put here in a cage to reintroduce her safely. She will be caged for four days then released. Looked for and destroyed any new queen cells. The hive next door...

Comb Honey Hive Pt. 3

A video by Jim Kloek and Tom Minser “We are going through our comb honey hive taking out multiple queen cells. If a queen emerges the bees could swarm. In three more days after this video we will look again for queen cells. After that date this colony will be...

MANAGING A PACKAGE BEE COLONY – PART 12

A video by Jim Kloek. “In this video, I added a queen excluder to the two brood box hive with two supers on. The 3rd brood box was inspected to see if the bees had finished drawing out all the foundation on all the frames. The bees had not completed the frames...

LAST WEEK FOR QUEENS!

This will be the last week we get Queens in. Queen pickup is available at the Oakdale store. They are first come first served at the store until we sell out. Store Hours: Thursday 10-6 Friday 10-6 Saturday 9-5 QUEENS: This is CASH OR CHECK discounted pricing. Using a...

MANAGING A PACKAGE BEE COLONY – PART 11

A video by Jim Kloek “I do a midweek inspection to see if the bees are moving up into the new supers. Also, checking on the progress of the 3rd brood box I added to the other package bee colony. The nectar flow is on and honey is coming into my...