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Of Bees and Beasts continued

March, 01 2013

Of Bees and Beasts continued

Staring at the Beast

We have been working here on Pine Mountain with bees for 4 years now. A great learning opportunity came along this year when we were invited to help an organic farm to establish their own apiary for their fruit and berry production. The farm, up until this point, had hosted a commercial beekeepers queen rearing operation, which benefitted both parties, that is, until the department of agriculture sent a letter stating that the beekeeper was not in compliance with organic methods. When we first heard about it the commercial hives and most of th