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Wedding Favors – Lip Balms and Hand Salves

Wedding Favors – Lip Balms and Hand Salves

Are we in a lip balm and hand salve bubble?  It seems that every store now carries locally-produced body care products.  However, most don’t harvest their chemical-free beeswax locally like we do.  We get it right from our top bar hives in our apiary.  In any case, we are always trying to find new markets…Continue Reading

Mid-winter Update – House Building

Mid-winter Update – House Building

It’s been a long time since I have posted a blog entry.  Here at Wild Bunch Farm we have been busy building a new house so not much chance to enjoy the bees or write about them.  I believe that getting more experience with building energy-efficient homes will help me become a better beehive builder.…Continue Reading

Wax Foundation Contains High Levels of Pesticides

Wax Foundation Contains High Levels of Pesticides

  Beeswax is naturally porous and soaks up chemical residues like a sponge.  Since the majority of commercial beeswax comes from hives treated with various pesticides, the chemicals inevitably end up in the wax. Other pesticide and fungicide residues found in wax can come from tainted nectar and pollen that the bees bring back from…Continue Reading

Varroa Mites Are Bastards (Apiary Updates)

Varroa Mites Are Bastards (Apiary Updates)

Here are somes haikus that I have addressed to the varroa mite: Magic School Bus Ride Takes Me Inside Hive, Where I Punch You in the Face You Had More Choices Roaches, Ash Borer, but Noooo You Kill Honey Bees Like The Highlander It Seems You Are Immortal But I Will Slay You   Now…Continue Reading

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