How to prepare bees to withstand a cold Minnesota winter. Do you wrap them? What about quilt boxes, candy boards, food and sugar, mouse guards? All of this and more are discussed.
We started out using frame feeders to feed our honey bees. Our logic was this: in-frame feeding reduces robbing and the they came with our initial colony, so why not. Well....hundreds and thousands of dead bees later, we needed another option. We tried all sorts of bee preservers and floats but whether it was cork … Continue reading Ultimate (and FREE) Solution to feeding honey bees without causing drowning or death using mushrooms and pine needles
The number one complaint about bees....stings. In all our years raising honey bees in MN, we've racked up our fair share of bee stings, and we've learned a thing or two about how to reduce the swelling. Honey Bee Sting Swelling Home Remedy Options Onions - people claim that rubbing the sting with a cut … Continue reading How to Lessen the Honey Bee Sting Swelling Reaction
After 4 years and thousands of dollars lost, we are looking for a better way to grow plants in our sandy soil. The soil trials began in the spring of 2020. The soil trials are based on the assumption that we can improve sandy soil by adding liquefied clay. A company in Sweden is working … Continue reading Growing better plants in the sand – 2020 soil trials
A review of plant based options for treating worms and fleas in farm dogs and barn cats.