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Sleepy Bees Lavender Farm

Thank You For Your Support

Thank You For Your Support

Hi friends! We want to let you all know how very, very thankful we are to have such amazing customers, friends, family and supporters! For the first time this year we did 5 days of farm tours while our field was in bloom.  We were super excited for these events, but also a little nervous.  You know, if you think of lavender fields, pictures from France and the Mediterranean areas come to mind...acres and acres of gorgeous purple flowers that take your breath away.  Here in Nebraska, we can't compete with that.  As you know if you took the tour,...


Things Are Warming Up At Sleepy Bees!

Things Are Warming Up At Sleepy Bees!

Spring sure didn't hang around long!  The heat is here already and seems like it has settled in to stay for awhile.  Of course, this is the busiest time of year for us here, so it is delightful to have it super hot for planting, weeding and landscaping!  <eyeroll>  All complaining aside though, we have been very busy and it is a great problem to have! Our original half acre of plants came out of the winter in great shape this year.  They have sent up their shoots and have tons of buds.  In the next week or so we...


Spring is Here!

Spring is Here!

Finally!  Spring is here.  For some reason, this past Winter seemed like it would never end.  Nothing terrible was happening.  The weather wasn't even all that bad, other than a couple of weeks. It just seemed to stretch on and on and on. So thankfully, after a 27 degree low last night, it looks like Spring is officially with us to stay.  This is our favorite time of the year.  Everything is getting going for us.  We get to introduce all the new products we have worked on over the winter to our customers, plant the new baby lavender plants...


Summer 2020: Making Lemonade

Summer 2020:  Making Lemonade

This summer did not turn out like we were expecting!  Indoor events were canceled, masks were required, many of our plants died, what a mess!  It seemed like a mess on the surface, but really, things worked out wonderfully Some of the largest events we had signed up for were canceled, so that left us spots to fill on our schedule.  We signed up for a Sunday Farmer's Market and it has been awesome.  Our booth does well there each week, we have met some great people and made some contacts that will be helpful in the future.  We also...


Spring is in the Air (Along with the Coronavirus)!!

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Spring is in the Air  (Along with the Coronavirus)!!

Well, this has been a weird Spring, right?  We had our Spring planned out down to the smallest detail.  We were all signed up for many large shows that we were too small for last year, signed up for three different farmer's markets, had our timeline made out for removing row covers and last but not least, big plans for our first annual lavender festival!    So, enter the Coronavirus.  Limits on how many people can gather, social distancing and quarantining.  At this time, all of the shows we were signed up for through the first week of May have canceled...