After taking a beekeeping course with Rick Neilson, in the spring of 2018, we got started in beekeeping. We started out with 3 hives of New Zealand bees, and after managing some queen troubles, they were off and running!
Our bees & hives are Tyler's "baby". He manages the hives throughout the year and does all our honey harvesting. We had a fantastic yield, during our first year, with around 350lbs of honey between our 3 hives. We packaged and labeled our honey, as per regulations in Ontario, and sold it almost exclusively at the Rainy Lake Market's Honey Day Market in September. We are looking to expand to 6 hives for 2019.
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