Fairy Grove Farm

Where pets are family and livestock is a livelihood

Our Bees

A sweet addition to the farm, we keep honey bees.  There are currently two hives on the farm and we anticipate harvesting honey for market in the fall of 2011. 

We started our current hives in Spring of 2010 from what is know as “nukes”.  A nuke is several frames of worker bees.  Fortunately ours came with capable queens who successfully built the hives. 

In July we were able to add honey “supers”, the box with smaller frames that collect honey only.   We collected a small amount of honey at the beginning of September.

Initial hive set up.  We’re adding sugar water so the bees can build out honeycomb.

Making the bees at home.