In 2020, we buzzed in on a new adventure:
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.
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!
Fall 2021 Update:
As Roger would say,
Bees - 2, Cindy - 0
I've been trying to get my hives ready for winter, and
I've had to go to acute care twice in 3 weeks for bee stings.
The bees are just nasty this year.
After a very eventful 2021 we will not be purchasing any nucs this year.
Maybe we'll be able to catch a swarm, but if not, we will not be having any Bee Adventures this year.
Phoenix and Matthew will have their own very own hive in 2021.
Our 3 nucs arrived on May 24, 2021.
Our very first Hive Inspection - July 27, 2021
Fall 2021 - Honey Harvest