Each year we receive hundreds of calls from homeowners with “bees” that they’d like removed. Often they are, indeed, honey bees. At least 1/3 of the time, however, they are bumble bees, hornets, wasps or yellow jackets (a type of wasp). I’m not aware of any wasp/hornet removal services other than extermination. There are some [...]
4 months later we’ve finally taken some updated photos of our new store in Portland! Here you go! Feel free to stop by at 1229 SE Nehalem Street, Wednesday-Friday 12PM-6PM, or Saturdays from 11AM-4PM.
As you may have noticed, our website looks a little different! Over the past couple months we’ve been upgrading it to new software, and about a week ago we went live. So far it’s been working great! Please let us know if you run into any issues.
It’s been a very busy year! In May [...]
What a year so far! Our bees are doing great and so is business!
Here’s a video of some of our happy Warre, Langstroth and Top Bar Hives in our back yard on February 21st, 2011:
In addition, we’ve been working tirelessly to keep up with the influx of orders we’ve been receiving [...]
What a holiday season! Aspiring beekeepers throughout the country (and the world!) received our beautiful top bar hives, Warre hives and other goodies under their Christmas trees. We’re very excited about all of the new beekeepers joining the ranks, and while it’s good for our business, it’s also wonderful for the world and the honey [...]
As a token of our appreciation to all of our customers for the wonderful year, we are offering10% off all of our products through the end of December! Many of you are looking to buy gifts for your loved ones, or prepare for the 2011 beekeeping season yourselves — now is your opportunity to save!
I’m excited to say that Queen of the Sun, a film by Taggart Siegel, is opening at the Hollywood Theater this Friday! We’ll be there to answer questions with a top bar hive and a Warre hive on display. In addition, all who attend will have the opportunity to enter into the raffle of one [...]
Honey Harvest and Processing: One of the most frequently asked questions I hear from our customers is how to harvest and process honey from a top bar hive or a Warre hive. I find this to be one of the simplest and most rewarding aspects of these two beekeeping methods, and I love the fact that [...]
Trap Outs: As the swarm season dies down, bee removal season picks up when unwitting homeowners notice bees that have taken up residence in their walls, trees, mailboxes or any other cavities they find suitable. Much like swarm removal, one must discerning about trap out selection.
For those who are unaware, a trap out is a [...]
It’s hard to believe it’s been more than two months since the last blog post! The bee season is quickly coming to a close and I feel like I’ve got so many tasks left to complete! It’s been a summer full of swarms, trap outs, honey processing, beekeeping events and some massive steps forward with [...]
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