Dead Outs

Dead-Out – WHAT SHOULD I DO? Posted on February 10, 2015 What to do if you find that you have no flying bees and/or your colony did not survive winter. Stay in beekeeping! We urge you not to give up. Experienced beekeepers have losses, too. Re-use that comb. Start again! With our changing weather and up-and-down temperature extremes, Mother Nature is not kind to the bees nor to us humans. Examine the combs. Deduce that your colony did not die to disease (American Foul Brood, Continue reading →

Poision Flowers

      GARDENERS BEWARE: Many of the plants you buy at Home Depot and Lowe’s may be treated with bee-killing neonictinoids. Because there’s no clear labeling, many good-intentioned gardeners end up poisoning the very bees they are trying to help!*Home Depot has indicated it is working on safer alternatives, but Lowe’s has not yet responded). That’s just one of the many things you’ll learn from our fascinating photo essay featuring beekeepers and experts! Check it out >> The more you learn, the Continue reading →

Commercial Grade Hive Bodies

Special purchase of commercial grade hive bodies and medium honey supers. Deep Supers Deep supers for your 10-frame hive. When these supers are full, they can weigh 70 to 90 pounds. These boxes measure 19-13/16″ x  16-1/4″ x 9-9/16″ are commercial grade. Medium Supers Medium supers for your 10-frame hive. When these supers are full, they can weigh about 40 pounds. These boxes measure 19-13/16″ x 16-1/4″ x 6-5/8″ are commercial grade. Order frames and foundation separate. LIMITED QUANTITY Visit our online store at  for Continue reading →

Package Bees and Nucs for Spring 2016

We are still taking orders for bees for this Spring. The packages we sell come from California.  We sell two or three pound package bees with either an Italian or Carnolian queen.  Estimated pickup dates are Mid April and Late April. Nuc are usually here the first weekend in May. Bees can be ordered at The Italian bee Italian honey bees, of the subspecies Apis mellifera ligustica, were brought to the U.S. in 1859. They quickly became the favored bee stock in this country Continue reading →

AgriView Ag News article on Honey Bee Ware

Honey Bee Ware encouraging beginning beekeepers Wayne Gerdts has returned to the hive. A Nebraska native and third-generation beekeeper who grew up on a commercial apiary and launched his own career as a migratory beekeeper, Gerdts took several career detours. His heart was never far from beekeeping, though. And now in retirement, he is busy as a bee (pun very much intended) having opened a bee supply store in Outagamie County and an accompanying online bee equipment business, www.honeybeeware.comm. Wisconsin agriculture should be buzzing with Continue reading →