Archive for 'Bee Care'
Posted on06. Dec, 2016 by cragland.
We are ready to start taking orders for Package Bees, 5 Frame Nucs, Bee Boxes 2017 Ragland Family Update It’s been way to long and an update is due. As many of you know we’ve been doing our best to keep a few items under wraps. So if your longing for some explanation please read […]
Posted on22. Jan, 2015 by cragland.
LOCAL BEES FOR SALE Recently I was asked on the phone if I sell local bees or bees that come from out of State. I emailed the gentleman back a said that we truck our bees to California to pollinate Almonds. After the bloom is over we then ship the bees back to Colorado typically […]
Posted on23. Apr, 2014 by cragland.
This is a quick memo to those who are looking to buy bees from us this spring. This link “BEES FOR SALE “ is where you order bees for 2014. We are selling nucs, package bees, and queens when we have them. We will be offering bees for sale threw the middle of May. However […]
Posted on22. Jan, 2014 by cragland.
One good way of starting a new beehive is by purchasing a package of bees with a queen included. These screened shipping boxes come in different sizes ranging from 2 to 4 pounds of worker bees. They are typically trucked to a central location near you. Some times they are even shipped via UPS or […]
Posted on11. Nov, 2013 by cragland.
Every year about November I start pre planning our Spring honey bee packages and nucs. I get a handful of emails, phone calls, and request from anixous keepers. This gets me excited. Most of our customers are looking to start, grow, or replace mishaps. And almost every year Heidi and I tell ourselves that we’re […]
Posted on13. Apr, 2013 by cragland.
Thank you for your purchase of package bees, or a nuc. Spring is in the air and we’re really working the bees now. Let’s hope for average rain falls and lot’s of spring wildflowers to bloom and provide the pollen and nectar the bees love! We started splitting hives this week. So the labor of […]
Posted on02. Mar, 2013 by cragland.
Some Verbal Instructions to Installing a Package of Bees 1. Remove inner and outer cover from hive. Remove two frames to create a space to pour bees into hive. You will be installing the package into one deep hive body. 2. Slightly spray package bee with sugar water. Tap box to drop bees to the […]
Posted on11. Jan, 2013 by cragland.
“Where do I find honey bees for sale?” Is probably one of the first questions that occurs to a new beekeeper. You may sometimes see an advertisement for honey bees for sale, bee hives for sale, package bees for sale, honey bee nucs for sale. In some cases if you can find it, buying an established […]
Posted on29. Nov, 2012 by cragland.
I put this picture together to show you how the brood nest moves around a hive throughout the year. It’s not perfect but I thought many of the question we get can be answered by just looking at the diagram. I think rotating your boxes in the Spring is a good idea. Enjoy peeps! Clusterbeemovement […]