Welcome to Millers Homestead the providers of beekeeping equipment and fine natural honey.
Office hours are:
Normally We are open Fridays and Saturdays from 9AM to 4PM
WE WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAY, MAY 13TH AND SATURDAY MAY 14TH.
Results of Honey Bee testing:
Sample One - 100 frozen bees; 15.4 g per 100 bees; pH 6.01; Nosema spores 4.5 million;no varroa or tracheal mites.
Sample two - 100 frozen bees; 14.0 g per 100 bees; pH 6.3; Nosema spores 1.0 million; no varroa or tracheal mites.
Sample three - 100 frozen bees; 13.3 g per 100 bees; pH 5.75; Nosema spores 2.5 million; no varroa or tracheal mites.
Sample four - 100 frozen bees; 14.4 g per 100 bees; pH 5.69; nosemal spores 2.5 million; no varroa or tracheal mites.
Evaluation of samples: The weights of honey bees is within a good range. Sample one and two are a little high on the pH but OK
The Nosema spore count is a little above normal. Being feed sugar water for six days could be the reason.
Treatment: Nothing recommended, just let the girls do their thing and watch them.
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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