Things Are Warming Up At Sleepy Bees!

Things Are Warming Up At Sleepy Bees!

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Written by Holly McCabe
Spring sure didn't hang around long!  The heat is here already and seems like it has settled in t...
Spring is Here!

Spring is Here!

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Written by Holly McCabe
Finally!  Spring is here.  For some reason, this past Winter seemed like it would never end.  Not...
The Bees Are Here!

The Bees Are Here!

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Written by Holly McCabe
We got our bees all settled in their new hive, and even though it drove us crazy not to peek in every day, we left them alone for about a week once the queen was introduced.  The queen has to be kept in her small cage for a few days until the other bees get used to her pheromones and accept her, otherwise you take the chance of the bees not liking the queen and killing her.
Getting Started With Bees

Getting Started With Bees

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Written by Holly McCabe
 Our plan was to have the bees pollinate the lavender, which in turn would give the honey our bees made a lavender taste.  Win-Win!  According to numerous articles we read, bees LOVE lavender, so we were on the right track.
Sleepy Bee Lavender Farm- A Little History- Part 1

Sleepy Bee Lavender Farm- A Little History- Part 1

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Written by Holly McCabe

We are Jerry and Holly McCabe, and we want to share our experiences (both the successes and the failures) as we learn the ins and outs of creating a lavender and honey farm.  We are learning as we go. We have literally no experience with farming or raising bees,  so it should prove interesting.