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Laying Workers

Posted by douglasfarm on June 19, 2012 at 5:20 PM Comments comments ()

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:

http://www.bushfarms.com/beeslayingworkers.htm

Just ordering another queen, may not be the solution.

Taking Registration for free skype bee classes

Posted by douglasfarm on February 20, 2012 at 9:55 PM Comments comments ()

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...

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2012 Virtual Bee Classes Posted - Learn beekeeping for free!

Posted by douglasfarm on February 7, 2012 at 6:20 PM Comments comments ()

 Virtual Class Page:

http://www.douglasfarm.com/virtualclassroom.htm

Also, all nucs are on reserve. I am taking names and emails for a wait list. Queens are still availible.

Buckfest, A Journey to Canada Ch. 3

Posted by douglasfarm on June 1, 2011 at 6:15 PM Comments comments ()

Well we sure had a dry summer last year. Honey was low at the end of the drought, and it was less than succesful getting the Buckfast queens properly set up for the winter.

So, here we are trying again. Twice checked in with Canada, the second being today. Everything looks good. The queens are just about to start laying and our order may even ship in June.

Although there may be a Canadian mail strike, it will not effect our shipment to the US.

Equipment: Deeps vs Mediums & 10's vs 8's

Posted by douglasfarm on March 21, 2011 at 12:55 PM Comments comments ()

In standards of beekeeping equipment there are 2 sized boxes, and 2 sizes of frames. All hives will need a certain amount of interior space, and as the hive matures it will need more. Further, to get through the winter enough frames with honey must be provided. Regions with shorter winters can leave less, longer winters require more honey, and thus more frames. If you do not give them enough space, they may feel more need to swarm in the summer or starve in the winter.

Most beekeepers w...

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Free Bees to honor MS awareness week

Posted by douglasfarm on March 8, 2011 at 12:10 PM Comments comments ()

In honor of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) week; March 7th-13th, 2011.

We are taking reservations for our live bees to be used in Bee Venom Therapy (BVT), Pickups start in April.

We will give one free small or $10 off medium orders, limit one per person per household. Shipping is not included in this offer. To get the discount you must pre-reserve your BVT order by March 13th.

Please review our...

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Brushy Mt. Free Shipping

Posted by douglasfarm on February 21, 2011 at 7:47 PM Comments comments ()

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...

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"Oh no, my bees are dead."

Posted by douglasfarm on February 8, 2011 at 5:32 PM Comments comments ()

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...

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BIG presentation on honeybee breeds SOON!

Posted by douglasfarm on February 7, 2011 at 6:46 PM Comments comments ()

Facebook Event Page

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.

Douglasfarm.com

Posted by douglasfarm on January 28, 2011 at 1:41 PM Comments comments ()

I have finally been able to purchase the web domain of www.douglasfarm.com you may now visit the website using that address. It is now the primary web address.

 

Do not worry, all previous links and bookmarks should still work. You can still visit the site using the domains:

www.douglasfarm.net

www.freewebs.com/douglasfarm/

dou...

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Live Bee Prices Increase All Over the Country

Posted by douglasfarm on January 24, 2011 at 5:01 PM Comments comments ()

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...

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