Corn Bread Muffins

Real food, whole grain, honey cornbread muffins. Adapted from Betty Crocker’s New Cookbook. Corn Bread Print Recipe Makes 24 muffins. 10 minutes prep, 18 minutes bake time. Servings Prep Time 24 muffins 10 minutes Cook Time 18 minutes Servings Prep Time 24 muffins 10 minutes Cook Time 18 minutes Corn Bread Print Recipe Makes 24 […]

Bean Museum Kids

Today we had the opportunity to host the BYU Bean Museum kids field trip. Including our family, there were 15 kids and 5 adults. Here are a few things we did together! First, we suited up. We have a classroom set of adult-sized bee suits. They were a bit big on the kids, but protective. […]

Plastic Foundation Review

We were working with a customer today to fit frames with foundation, and thought it would be useful to have a post showing different brands of foundation. We have been going foundationless lately in the middle bar frame, but when we use foundation, we like the plastic kind that has been sprayed with beeswax. All of the types […]

Pysanky

I have been meaning to write a blog post about Pysanky for years! This post is quite out of season, but I hope to use it for future years and future events. Before we got married, Stan hosted an annual Pysanky art workshop. We continued this tradition together with friends and with our own children. This […]

Feral Queen Customer Response

Here is what one customer said about the feral queen and her hive this year. “I wanted to share some photos from my hive inspection on June 13. Those foundationless frames are awesome! I had so many people telling me that using deep foundationless frames wouldn’t work–that the bees wouldn’t draw them out well — […]

Looking for Eggs in the Hive

We have been receiving loads of questions about checking for eggs this week. Here are some thoughts about eggs. Why do I need to check for eggs? The reason you need to look for eggs is to establish if there is a queen and if she is laying eggs. Just because there are no eggs present […]

Q&A Top Bar Hive Replacement

Question: I currently have a top bar hive and am looking to some how move it to a hive that requires less maintenance. A friend recommended you guys- I’ve seen her hives and they are great! I’m looking for hive recommendations and any help you can offer- I’m located in Spanish Fork. Answer: We recommend a […]

What to bring to a nuc pickup

To Bring The new hive: One deep box or barn hive, 1 lid, and 1 bottom board. Protective clothing (suit, jacket, bee veil, etc.) Please wear closed-toed shoes and long pants as well. We will have a few extra bee suits to loan for the event, if needed. Gloves Smoker with matches and fuel (burlap) […]

Bee Cell Size

We love it when our customers ask awesome, thoughtful questions! Here is a Question from Dave in Pocatello, ID. He said, “I am looking for a package of bees to start my first hive.  I’m really interested in treatment-free and am planning to use top-bar hives.  I just read the explanation on your feral queen project.  […]

Nuc Transfer Instructions

This post is geared to those who will be picking up nucs and want to read up ahead of time. Click Here for a post about what to bring to the pickup. Nuc Transfer Instructions Start your smoker. Find and mark the nuc you would like. Move the nuc box over a few feet and […]