We are a family of earth lovin folk, living completely off the power grid. We are situated in the Pisgah National forest, and hour from the nearest town. We enjoy gardening, beekeeping,preserving our own food, selling at the local markets and living as simply as possible. we heat and cook with wood.We heat our water with wood and solar and do without some of the luxuries in life but wouldn't have it any other way. Somtimes hard, always rewarding.. THis is our story
There has been an enormous amount of Building and painting going on here! We are getting ready to add 15 more nucleus colonies to our Bee yard and hoping to go into winter with 40+ hives. My husband hand builds all of his own equipment.. (with Help from me and our daughter of course ;)
We are gearing up for the 2014 Garden and Bee season as are the Honeybees! There is fresh Brood in the Hives and they are bringing in pollen ( they feed the pollen to the brood/baby bees).. :)
A shed full of hives
Safety first ..hehe
Building hive covers
The Queen is marked with A red dot. If you look on the top left, you can see brood.