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Summer 2014

Another year has passed; and what a year it has been!  In the last 12 months we bought out TNT Honey and built a shop for our new extraction facility. Ray and Nancy Temple (TNT) had been very supportive and encouraging of … Continue reading

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End of Summer Update

I’m not sure how it happened….again….times goes so quickly at our house.  My last post talked about our 2013 California Almond season.  We finished in California around the 15th of March.  Since that time we pollinated approximately 4000 acres of … Continue reading

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2013 Almond Bloom

The almond bloom is finished for another year. It was a beautiful month in central California.  I wish I could have stayed with the bees and soaked up some sunshine myself.  The hives are coming out of orchard full of bees, … Continue reading

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2013 Almonds

Spring comes early for a migratory beekeeper.  Our first load of bees headed to central California in mid-December and our third semi-truck load arrived safely the first week of January.  To anyone who knows the highways between Naches, WA and … Continue reading

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To California We Go

Where have the last 6 months gone.  The last time I blinked our bees were going onto honey locations and summer berry pollination. I looked out the window today, and if I’m not mistaken I saw a fair amount of … Continue reading

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Summer is almost here!

Summer is almost here, the bees are being split, put out on honey locations and working in commercially kept berries.  If beekeeping is a seasonal business, this is definitely the season.  Tim and his band of merry men are crazy busy, … Continue reading

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