Welcome to Millers Homestead the providers of beekeeping equipment and fine natural honey.
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Sorry about the delay. The Lab results of the samples of shipped Honey Bees are:
The weight of 100 Honey Bees was between 13 and 15 Grames.
This weight is one indication that the Honey Bee shipment is healthy.
The pH of the samples taken was between 5.5 and 5.7.
Another indication the Honey Bee shipment is healthy.
No varroa or tracheal mites found.
Third indication that the Honey Bee shipment is healthy.
The nosema spore count was between 3 and 5 millon spores.
This count is above 1 millon. However, every year I find this amount of nosema spores.
Once the package has been installed the nosema spores count starts to drop.
I associated the rise of spores due to the process of makeing the packages for shipping.
Everyone of my packages has only developed to three or four frames of bees and brood.
This occurs when the natural food supply is low. Like now, rain, very little sunshine, and almost no flowers.
It is not a queen problem. Just poor weather for the flowers.
Continue to feed.
The chemical used to kill yellowjackets and bald face hornets is Fipronil.
Used in pet products to kill ticks and flees.
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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