Honeybee Packages, Nucs, Oxalic Acid Vaporizers & Beekeeping Lessons
Our roadside farm market is open for the season!
We're also available by appointment for beekeeping equipment and bees here at the farm.
Stop by for honey, fresh fruits and vegetables, local fresh brown eggs (and sometimes blue or green Araucana eggs!), limited quantities of naturally raised pork, beef & chicken, and handmade soaps & beeswax candles, and more.
Beekeeping Lessons: Mark has been providing beekeeping lessons for the last year or so. They are one on one (you can bring a spouse, parent, child, etc if you like,) by appointment and hands on with the equipment and the bees. $60 for one or $200 for 4 lessons throughout the season. (We recommend the 4 because they cover the different seasonal activities with the hives.) We require students to wear either a bee suit or bee jacket into the yards with us. They can be rented if you don't have your own.
The first lesson subjects can include building a frame & hive body, use of tools & equipment, setting up a hive, proper bee space, a mock installation of package bees & nucs, all about feeding and more.
The bees are having a great year so far and we are excited for the next honey extraction.
Just a recommendation: If you're planning to pick up equipment, it's best to call or email ahead to be sure we have it assembled & waiting for you. Also to make sure someone is here to help you! It's a super busy part of the season (is there a part that *isn't* busy? Ha!) and Mark is often out in the bee yards.
2014 3lb Honeybee Packages-Sold Out
Update March 21, 2014: This year's packages are sold out.
Update June 11, 2014: We still have a limited number of nucs available. They have been looking beautiful and building up really well.
Call or email for our catalog. Woodenware, suits, smokers, and much more.
Oxalic Acid Vaporizer. Click the Buy link to the left for additional info on the vaporizer info page. Other great sources for info on its application can be found here Oxalic Acid: Questions, Answers, and More Questions: Part 1 of 2 Parts & Oxalic Acid: Heat Vaporization and Other Methods: Part 2 of 2 Parts & Oxalic Acid Treatment Here is a great video demonstrating its use.
Sat & Sun 10-3 (sometimes later),
The market is open from sometime in May until sometime near October. But honey, fresh brown eggs, and some freezer beef, pork & chicken is available year round from our house next door. During Winter months we just recommend you call ahead before stopping out, to make sure we're free to help you! You can also find stores that carry our honey on the "Buy Our Honey" link on the left.
Thanks so much for looking us up!