Spring packages still available, and a few more beginner classes!

We still have Package Bees available, but anticipate selling out before the end of the month. If you haven’t ordered yet, please do so ASAP to guarantee your packages. We are carrying 2 strains. The first is 4 pounds with …

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Spring 2017

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Okay, so maybe it’s not Spring yet, but it sounds a whole lot better than “Will this bitter cold ever end?”, or “30 below zero on a Dark January Day”. Cold or not, Spring will be here before we know …

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Making Sugar Syrup

Feeding your girls in the spring is necessary in Alaska as there isn’t typically a naturally available source of nectar when they arrive. Here’s how I make sugar syrup. This recipe is easy to modify for any size batch without …

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Ziploc bag feeding

  Here’s a quick clip showing how (in my opinion) to best feed your hungry packages in the spring. The feeding shim is simply a spacer between your brood chamber and inner cover. This spacer creates room for a gallon-sized …

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Thinking about keeping your own bees?

If you’re on the fence about it, jump on over! The grass is about as green, but the gardens and flowers buzzing with your own personal army is amazing! Package prices and dates have been set, and if you haven’t …

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Time to start thinking about spring packages!

It is that time of year again. We had a great season last year, followed by an REALLY strange winter. It’s the end of January and we are grilling dinner in T-Shirts looking at whats left of the snow. Typically, …

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Not so Funny Honey

China is at it again, and Americans are fairly clueless as to what is they are actually eating. Chinese honey has long since been banned from importation into the US, but they have found countless ways to circumvent this ban. …

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“All Alaskan” or “Made in Alaska” ?

As I peruse the craft bazaars, brimming with local artists who sell their wares, I am increasingly disheartened to witness the false advertising and labeling that occurs. Many people have jumped on the “buy local” and “Alaska Grown” bandwagon. Sadly, …

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website upgrade

As summer comes to a rainy end here on the peninsula, it’s time to start preparing for next year. As part of this process, I have decided it is time to upgrade my website. I have gotten many compliments on …

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Are You Ready?

I’ve gotten a number of calls the last week or two from folks asking if it’s too late to get bees this year. Although some package bee suppliers have stopped taking orders, there are several more that are still taking …

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