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 http://www.shop.honeybeeware.comm/February-Specials_c306.htm  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 http://shop.honeybeeware.com/Bees-Nucs-and-Queens_c51.htm 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 →

Bona Fide Handmade Soaps

With a combination of olive, coconut, shea butter and palm oils, our soaps have tremendous bubbly lather and are very moisturizing in that they keep your skin healthy and nourished. These oils help prevent dryness, and as it helps removes dead skin cells while you wash, your skin will become softer, smoother and healthier with each use.

Thinking of Spring

For those of you that bought packages from us last spring, this scene should look familiar. We submitted this fabulous photo in the Victorian Apiarist’s Association Photo competition and WON the category of Historical Beekeeping! Yes, last spring is indeed history, but it isn’t too late to prepare for this spring! Enjoy thoughts of fruit blossoms and dandelion fields. They will be here before you know it!

Australia Remains Varroa Free!

Here is a nice article by the Age- a prominent Australian paper that I was interviewed for and some of my photos were published!  For now, Australia remains Varroa Free. Check it out!   Bee careful out there – a parasitic marauder is nearly at our shores Date September 1, 2014 Peter Spinks Fairfax Science Columnist Honeybees lead something of a charmed life, as they flit about collecting nectar and pollen and producing oodles of honey and wax. But now, it seems, their carefree days Continue reading →