ORCHARD HONEYBEES

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We started bee keeping in 2011 with one hive from a swarm, then a second one.  Over the years the number of hives has fluctuated.  A few years ago black bears moved to town.  The electric fence is the only hive protection that works here.

Bee’s wax is available at the stand in 2 oz. packages.  Here are links to recipes for lip balm and moisturizing bars that you can make at home:

(https://snapguide.com/guides/make-beeswax-and-honey-lip-balm/)

http://wellnessmama.com/4770/lotion-bars/

These photos are from the bee yard here at the orchard in 2021.

Earlier photographs

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2016 with 11 hives

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All that snow!

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