Successful Swarm Trap Pickup

This video shows picking up of a swarm trap that successfully lured a swarm to move in.

The traps are 38 liters in volume, and hold 6 deep frames.   They can be baited with old comb, Swarm Commander, lemongass oil, etc.   Traps were built over the winter, placed at the end of February, and were […]

Prepping your PRO-NUC for use with a feeder

If you are using a pro-nuc for raising bees, whether you have captured a swarm, or simply making splits – you will want options for feeding the bees when there is no nectar flow.

In the video below, I show two methods of opening the holes for an external hive (or NUC) top feeder.   Another […]

NUCS – Bees for sale – Nucleus Colonies for 2020

2020 – Orders for Harmony Hollow nucleus colonies (NUC) are NOW being accepted for spring 2020 delivery.

NUCs are a “starter” colony that include a mated and egg-laying queen of known Italian genetics, several frames of eggs/larvae/brood, at least one frame of resources (nectar/honey/pollen) and a frame with foundation for the bees to draw fresh […]

Ag Valuation with Honeybees

Agricultural Valuation – aka “Ag Exemption” – with Honey Bees

Do you own 5 to 20 acres? Are you interested in saving hundreds, maybe even thousands on your property taxes each year?

If so, having honey bees can help you qualify. We sell bees hives with an established colony (seasonally), but for those that may […]

2020 Honeybee Removal Information

Rex Smith’s Honeybee Removal – 2020

*** IF TEMPERATURES EXCEED 95 DEG F – THE REMOVAL MAY BE RESCHEDULED FOR A COOLER TIME or DAY ***

If you are in need of having a honeybee swarm picked up, or a full colony of bees removed from a structure – please see the following links for […]

2019 – NUCS – Bees for sale **SOLD OUT**

2019 – Harmony Hollow has added nucleus colonies (NUC) to the line of products available.  NUCs are a “starter” colony that include a mated and egg-laying queen of known Italian genetics, several frames of eggs/larvae/brood, at least one frame of resources (nectar/honey/pollen) and a frame with foundation for the bees to draw fresh comb onto.

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Valve Box Removal – No Smoker – a bit of attitude

When performing removals – we don’t always get to pick the ideal conditions.  Environmental factors play a big role in the behavior of a hive.

When it’s windy, overcast, humid, etc, etc… there are more bees at home than usual – and are in defense mode instead of out foraging.

After 2-3 days of rain […]

New Bee Yard Setup

 

A short video with highlights from setting up a new bee yard for a customer.   Hive stands, 10-frame Langstroth woodenware, and NUC colonies – delivered and setup.

If you have not yet subscribed to my YouTube channel – be sure to!  There will be a link in the video – near the end […]

Varroa Mite Management with your hives

Varroa mites are the latest finding in the plight of our agricultural (and hobby) European Honeybees.  The Varroa Destructor is known to be a vector (carrier for diseases) for several viruses, including (but NOT limited to:)

SacBrood Deformed Wing Virus (DWV) Black Queen Cell Virus (BQCV) Nosema Apis Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus (CBPV) Lake Sinai […]

Bee Yard Project – Convert Frame Feeder to No-Drown Feeder – DIY

This short video outlines how to convert a standard frame feeder into a no-drown feeder for syrup being fed to bees.

All items for the upgrade were available as scrap from my personal workshop – so no additional materials were purchased for the improvements.  The only expenditure was my personal labor.

Be sure to watch […]