Welcome to Millers Homestead the providers of beekeeping equipment and fine natural honey.
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New hours when We are open Fridays and Saturdays from 9AM to 4PM
This year we have 24 new hives. All with new queens and honey bees.
They were started April 12th.
On April 20th I checked these 24 hives for eggs, food, and activity.
I added one gallon of sugar water and 1/4 cup of essential oils.
All the hives were active, drawing comb and filling the cells with sugar water and pollen
Unable to find hatched eggs in 12 of the hives.
My eye sight is not good enough to see and egg standing on its end.
Today, Wednesday, April 22th, I checked the 24 hives for hatched eggs and activity.
I have found hatched eggs in everyone of the 24 hives.
This tells us that the queens we received this year are in good shape.
American Bee Journal Article on Millers Homestead LLC: Article
Millers book on beekeeping "The Handbook for the Bee-loving Beekeeper" is now avalable at Rosedogbooks.com.
or from Millers Homestead. The cost at Millers is $19.00.
Enjoy your day and love your life because life is a journey to be savored.
Welcome to the wonderful world of beekeeping.
There is a great deal of pride that comes from managing the care of beneficial insects that provide more fruit and vegetables due to their pollination. The honey bees also create a product that contains a wide variety of several essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids as well as antioxidents. Natural honey is good for you inside the body and out. Its composition makes it useful for treating minor burns and scrapes.
Please note: While it is great for older children and adults, pediatricians advise against feeding honey to infants less than one year old.
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