Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Spring Update 2024


Our mild winter is going out with a flooding event (!!) that left the beeyard a bit Noah's Arky....  but we're gearing up for our first sales event this weekend and have lots to catch you up on. Here come the details...   -->>

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Autumn 2023 - Sales Events and the Honey Numbers

I'm thankful to report that this Fall went better than... well, THE LAST FALL (inside joke there).  We have managed to manage less time in the apiary this year overall -- which is a win for us -- without losing too much on the honey production -- which is a win for yinz guys. Without further ado, let's get into how everything shook out in the end and where you can acquire this sweet, sweet treat in the weeks ahead.

Sunday, May 14, 2023

May 2023 - Battle for the Swarm

Swarm season is back! Learning from our moderately successful approach of doing preemptive splits last year, we set out to repeat the process for 2023... but weather (and bees!) conspired against it being too easy. Last Friday was an absolute exhausting battle to capture a huge swarm-- read on for the play-by-play:

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

March 2023 - Gearing Up and Ready to Roll

After a rather "eventful" fall, following my wife's eventful FALL (shattering both wrists), we managed to get into winter without any further drama and settled the bees in. With surgeries behind us and the bees looking strong, we're now making preparations for a robust swarm season and setting the bees up for Spring Honey production.

Thursday, October 27, 2022

October 2022 Update - One Unfortunate Event

 The view from the back of a police car pretty much never means good news. In the ambulance in front my wife is receiving treatment on two shattered wrists after a very hard fall while we took "a quick hike before dinner."  We were miles from the car, but thankfully along an easy to find road.

We did the full show: 911 call, ambulance ride to an emergency room with a 4-hour surgery featuring the full Home Depot catalog installed in each wrist...  and once the initial panic ended, reality started to set in for what this injury would mean for our autumn plans.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

2022 Spring Harvest

 Honey harvest, extraction and packaging is complete for Spring 2022. It's a huge effort and a happy announcement to make! Now there's just one hurdle...  Selling it all. 

Hopefully, some of you out there are hungry for good local honey!

However, as of this date, we do not have any sales events/festivals/fairs/etc. planned or booked. It's been a summer of transition for us, so click through for the low-down:

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Spring Update 2022

 DANDELIONS ARE OUT!  That means that SPRING is officially here (as far as the bees are concerned) and it's time for an update on what we've been up to...

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Long Live the Queen (but replace everyone else)


 Looks like we've officially made it through the last of winter. I've taken the snow tires off, bought gas for the lawnmower and the awning company should be out to shade our deck again any day now. For the bees, transitioning from winter to spring is arguably the hardest thing they ever do.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Selling Honey @ Pittsburgh Car Bazaar, Penn & 6th St Garage - April 10 and 24


The Pittsburgh Car Bazaar at Penn & 6th St Garage this past weekend was a great success for us! I realize now that I read that-- in my head-- in Borat's voice. I would not read it out loud like that, or at least I would not admit to it. But I digress...  It was great to meet many of you and we will be BACK for the April 24th Car Bazaar! Here's how the first one went:

Friday, April 9, 2021

Starting Our Fifth Year of Beekeeping & Winter Update


There's a joke in beekeeper circles that everyone becomes an expert in year three....  and then humbled again by year five. Or... something like that. I think we've been pretty humbled from the start (!) but are certainly older and wiser than we were five years ago and eager to start a new season. So let me start by giving a little update on where we screwed up last fall. Yeah.  HUMBLED.