Blog : Sonny Reeder


By Sonny Reeder / June 7, 2015

Summer has finally arrived, and for those of us involved with beekeeping, a very busy time.  We’ve moved bees around -some from our yard to a friend’s back yard (near so many raspberry bushes), and to the cranberry farm too.  The basswood has not bloomed yet, but the bees are busy gathering pollen and nectar and yes, even making honey....

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Winter Bees

By Sonny Reeder / March 8, 2015

What do Bees do All Winter? “The bee, from her industry in the summer, eats honey all the winter.-Proverb Some people think that honey bees hibernate all winter, but really, they remain active, even in our cold Wisconsin climate.  Their ability to survive depends on the food supply available to them.  Mostly it consists of honey left in the hive,...

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Winter Blues and Dreaming of Golden Honey

By Sonny Reeder / January 5, 2015

Winter in Wisconsin is long and cold.  Although we spend a considerable time outdoors enjoying the season,  sweet flowers blooming, bees buzzing and gardens growing often enter our thoughts.  And, beekeeping is a spring/summer thing, keeping us busy throughout.  But wait….seems we really have not quit thinking about the bees.  There are occasional warm day check-ins on the bees; lists...

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Last Day Of Summer – Moving Day!

By Sonny Reeder / September 22, 2014

The sweet days of summer are coming to an end, so too, it’s time to leave the lovely meadows of Three Lakes and return my bees to our own back yard. It required a full day of work, (and the help of a couple of friends), but the move was made without much trouble. Now I will only need to...

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Building Honey Bee Boxes

By Sonny Reeder / August 13, 2014

You have three choices when it comes to getting a honey bee box: buy a complete box for a lot of money, buy separate parts and put them together for less money, or build all your parts from scratch and save over 50% of your money. Regardless of which option you choose, you should always purchase your supplies from an...

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