|Posted by douglasfarm on June 19, 2012 at 5:20 PM||comments (0)|
Due to the recent surge of calls and emails related to laying workers, I would like to first refer you to read Micheal Bush's page:
Just ordering another queen, may not be the solution.
|Posted by douglasfarm on February 20, 2012 at 9:55 PM||comments (0)|
Virtual Bee Class
•Classes are held via Skype Group Video Chat.
•Registration is limited to 9 video callers.
•Each session may last 30 to 40 min.
•Classes are free unless otherwise noted
•Classes will be canceled if nobody registers.
To participate you must have a Skype user id and a connection:
1.By Computer: Skype 5.0 or higher, which can be downloaded and installed for free: http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skyp...Read Full Post »
|Posted by douglasfarm on February 7, 2012 at 6:20 PM||comments (0)|
Virtual Class Page:
Also, all nucs are on reserve. I am taking names and emails for a wait list. Queens are still availible.
|Posted by douglasfarm on February 21, 2011 at 7:47 PM||comments (0)|
Brushy Mt. Bee Farm is located in NC and PA. The PA location is just 144 miles from us, and is the closest major equipment supply shop. Dadant of NY is about 25 more miles.
Brushy have a special FREE SHIPPING offer to new beekeepers. To qualify you must: attend a beekeeping class where the instructor mails Brushy the class roster, you must order over $100, and this must be your first order from Brushy Mt. Additional...Read Full Post »
|Posted by douglasfarm on February 8, 2011 at 5:32 PM||comments (0)|
It's that time of the year when beekeepers do a winter check on their hives.
Some see a sight they feared, still bees clinging to the comb. If you see no movment and hear no buzz, you're likely to think the worst, they are dead. This may not be the case. Some times it would seem, the bees are in a cryo-sleep.
If you fear they are dead, take an empty jar out to the hive. Carefully put 4 to 6 workers into the jar. Then bring the jar inside, and after 3...Read Full Post »
|Posted by douglasfarm on February 7, 2011 at 6:46 PM||comments (0)|
Northeast Beekeepers Association of NJ
February 18, 2011: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Glen Rock Municipal Annex, 678 South Maple Avenue, Glen Rock in Bergen County.
All Bee Enthusiasts & Bee Curious are invited.
It will be an event not to be missed.
|Posted by douglasfarm on January 24, 2011 at 5:01 PM||comments (0)|
Many breeders have increased their prices at much as 19% for 2011 bees in comparison to 2010. A brief survey of prices indicate an average of 17% increase in prices. This is likely due to the increase in demand for domestic bees. This year APHIS is prohibiting the import of honeybees from Australia. Customers who had been purchasing those bees are now putting greater demand on domestic suppliers. They will also likely sell out much faster this year. Thousands of packages, maybe even a few mil...Read Full Post »
|Posted by douglasfarm on January 22, 2011 at 2:25 PM||comments (0)|
1st class to be held on Friday, March 11th 7pm via Skype
It will focus on beginner topics and questions.
This class will be free, but is limited to 24 callers.
You may pre-register by emailing your skype id to: [email protected]
To participate you must have skype, which can be downloaded and installed for free: http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skype/
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|Posted by douglasfarm on January 10, 2011 at 6:30 PM||comments (0)|
It's cold out. I'll say that again. It's cold out.
My face grows pink then red. Feeling in exposed skin slowly fades into a white numb.
So I sit in front of the fire after checking the chickens and rabbits. I sit now missing my bees. I miss the grass, the flowers and the leaves. But, most of all I miss my bees.
Yet, today was a happy day. Today I carried inside as my feet crunch down snow our first two eggs of the year. The young ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by douglasfarm on November 5, 2010 at 5:46 PM||comments (0)|
An article on our local beekeeping. Also mentioned is Tom Stephans, who gets his bees from us.
|Posted by douglasfarm on September 29, 2010 at 11:07 AM||comments (0)|
October 1st is coming around quickly and its time to start thinking about what bees you would like to order for next year. We disperse bees in the order of 1st come (ordered) first served.
Orders need to be paid in full within 4 weeks for orders by email / phone. Payment is expected by check in the mail. This year we are also offering payment through google checkout on the website. This will allow you to pay by credit card. Please note the prices on google checkout will inc...Read Full Post »
|Posted by douglasfarm on August 15, 2010 at 8:45 PM||comments (0)|
So the Somerset 4H fair has come to an end. A lot of fun, and a lot of work. Hopefully I was able to reach out to a few people and spread good will between man and bee.
The most frequent question was, as you might expect, "Have they found out what's causing all the bees to die?" As no question is a bad question, perhaps there are questions that are poorly worded. As this question implies one cause and one solution to the beekeeping industry.
So, where did...Read Full Post »