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Bees & Honey

Many Updates

Posted by Tammy Chapman on

Tim has been busy with the little bees!  The Nectar Flow is on and we have very busy hives right now.  Plus, he is grafting, which means he is trying to make his own queens this year.  He tried last year, but fails are how you learn!  He has the right equipment now, and is having much better success this year.  Not 100%, but I believe by the end of the season we will have 3 times as many hives going into winter storage than we started with!  He built all the new hives himself, and has been diligent on...

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Beekeeping 101

Posted by Tammy Chapman on

I am not going to get carried away here.  I am not the beekeeper, Tim is the expert.  What I do know, I know from him and it is more than I ever thought I would know about these amazing little creatures!  But it is not an easy task.  He was interested in bees years before we moved to the farm and he could pursue this passion.  Here is how beekeeping really goes: CLASSES:  Tim and Nick both took classes at the University of Minnesota.  They both took 1 & 2 classes and Tim took the Advanced class.  Tim also...

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Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Posted by Tammy Chapman on

I learn new things here everyday.  Today it is about CSA's with Minnesota Grown.  Most of these are family farms that offer shares to people.  The farms list how many shares they are able to sell, people buy and pay for the shares up front, and people share in the bounty!  This is a great idea!  Tim has talked to them, and we will be listed next year (getting a little late this year) as a CSA Farm.  Our bounty?  HONEY! We did an experimental group this year for the CSA program.  We have 5 families who signed up for...

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Seeking Subscribers

Posted by Tammy Chapman on

It has been brought to my attention (by my loving husband) that our subscriber base for DoThisHoney isn't growing.  Since I have been blogging steadily, I myself was concerned I just wasn't reaching anyone.  So today (consider it my Mother's Day Gift) I am asking for all my peeps to visit our website and sign up!  My blog is also posted there, along with all of our products...AND if you subscribe for our emails on DoThisHoney.com, THAT is where I will be sending out my recipes on a weekly basis.  Just to our subscribers in a weekly email newsletter!  I...

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One way fake honey is made

Posted by Tim Chapman on

This is a great snippet for you to view. This will show you one of the ways fake honey is made on a national and local level.   This video:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEy6EP_BUmc

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