NUCS – Bees for sale – Nucleus Colonies for 2021

2021 – Orders for Harmony Hollow nucleus colonies (NUC) are NOW being accepted for spring 2021 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Harmony Hollow – Grilled Portobello Mushroom Salad with Greens, Honey Vinaigrette and Roquefort

Grilled Portobello Mushroom Salad with Greens, Honey Vinaigrette and Roquefort Ingredients 1/3 cup – Harmony Hollow Honey 1/4 cup – balsamic vinegar 3 Tablespoons – soy sauce 2 cloves – garlic, coarsely chopped 1/3 cup – olive oil 4 (3 to 4-inch) – portobello mushrooms, cleaned with stems removed 1/4 cup – bacon, chopped (or […]

Harmony Hollow – Honey-Quinoa Breakfast Bake

Honey-Quinoa Breakfast Bake Ingredients Non-stick cooking spray 1 cup – quinoa , (uncooked) 1 tablespoon – cinnamon 2 cups – mixed frozen berries ½ cup – coarsely chopped nuts 2 – organic eggs 2 cups – 1% organic milk ¼ cup – Harmony Hollow Honey

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8-by-8-inch baking […]

Harmony Hollow – Pumpkin Honey Bread

Pumpkin Honey Bread Ingredients 1 cup – Harmony Hollow Honey 1/2 cup – butter or margarine, softened 1 can (16 oz.) – solid-pack pumpkin 4 – eggs 4 cups – flour 4 teaspoons – baking powder 2 teaspoons – ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons – ground ginger 1 teaspoon – baking soda 1 teaspoon – salt […]

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 […]