Monthly Archives : July 2014

Benefits of honey

About honey – Part I


Today, I am going to tell you about the benefits of raw honey. This is a very short summary from what I read about honey in beekeeping magazines with my own thoughts added. I will list the resources at the end. As most people already know, bees forage for nectar mostly on flowering plants. Those flowering plants need bees and other…

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Rowe Apiaries - bee hive ready for expansion - Sophia Rowe

Bee Packages – Part III – Season 4


Yesterday, I checked on my three new colonies, which were started from nucs this May. I remember when I started beekeeping, I often took my brood frames out during the honey season, to check on egg laying and the queen. This process was very disruptive to the colonies. As I read later, it would take them at least three days…

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Rowe Apiaries - Japanese Beetles trap - Sophia Rowe

Japanese Beetles


The summer is all joy for our family. We take a month off from studies (we homeschool) in June, and try to do as much work on the garden as possible. June is when we have our harvest of strawberries, blackberries, sweet cherries and peaches. June is also the month of Japanese Beetle. Japanese Beetles (Popillia japonica) eat everything. They…

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