June 12, 2015

So, Saturday I brought my observation hive to opening day of the Westfield Farmer's Market and, of course, my bees were an instant hit!

 

All day long, I fielded questions from people of all ages. "Are they real?", "What are they doing?", "Where's the queen?" Everyone, y...

June 2, 2015



Here at Top of the Mountain Honey Bee Farm, we're raring to go for the 2015 summer markets after that long, cold winter! Over the winter and early-spring months, we had a table at the Winter Farmers' Market at Sparta, where we saw many of our regular customers from t...

May 26, 2015

Now that the warm weather has finally arrived, our bees are getting busy, busy, busy! John's inspecting a healthy hive loaded with bees. When the tress and shrubs start to grow, providing the bees with an abundance of pollen and nectar, the queen starts to lay eggs.  D...

May 26, 2015

 

We brought a "nuc" down to Kimball's U-Pick (in Belvidere, NJ) over the weekend. This video shows John placing the bees in their new home. they'll be very happy there. Kent Kimball's farm is pesticide-free and he's got acres of wonderful blueberry bushes, strawberries...

May 20, 2015

This weekend, we were inspecting our hives in Hunterdon and Morris Counties. Some of those hives are already "exploding" with bees! We put more honey supers on all hives. We were even able to make some "splits." Splits are new hives which we make by taking a few frames...

May 20, 2015

Did you know that honey bees drink an enormous amount of water? Not only does it help them stay hydrated, they take it back to the hive to share with the queen and other bees as well. The "nurse" bees mix water with nectar and pollen, which they use to feed the brood (...

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