Follow along on our journey to BEE HAPPY and produce some of our very own, tasty Valley View Farm Honey while learning the art of Bee Keeping.
We started with Two Hives.
2021 Update Sad news, the 2 hives didn't survive the SoDak winter. We will try again this year with 3 hives and a different location on our farm. We will also experiment with splitting hives and catching swarms. Wish us luck!
The BEES are Buzzing!!! They will be Arriving May 24, 2021! Stay Tuned!
Italian Bees Picked up from Hartford, SD on May 20, 2020
Placed in Hives May 21, 2020
First Honey August 2020, 18 bottles, alfalfa clover
West Hive: Millennials and the
East Hive: Baby Boomers
Phoenix and Matthew will have their own very own hive in 2021.
Our 3 nucs arrived on May 24, 2021. Placed in hives on May 25, 2021.
We relocated the hives this year.
We will try to create a 4th hive by splitting or catching a swarm.