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 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 my contact information:  (These same links are in the top menu bar on this website as well.)

Also please understand […]

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 […]

Winter work – preparing for spring honey flow – Building Frames

Enjoy this quick video of assembling frames for honey production.  Foundation will be added to the frames just prior to putting them on the hives (to keep the foundation clean until it’s time for the bees to draw comb).

Enjoy!

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