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I own/manage White Oak Apiaries and I currently have two apiaries totaling 27 hives located in White Oak and Hortense, GA. I focus mainly on honey production but next year will be moving on to include nucs and queen breeding.
I started beekeeping after my supervisor told me of her time as a beekeeper on Sapelo Island some years ago and how much she loved it. I had numerous conversations with her about beekeeping and started reading about this fascinating little creature and then I became hooked. I honestly never even thought about where honey comes from. Sure, I knew about beekeepers but I never imagined that people still kept bees in our day and age with all of our technology. I am glad I was wrong! I purchased two nucs on the 4th of May, 2016 and have been enamored ever since and learn something new all the time.
For Northern beekeepers, it is way past the time to prepare for winter, but in the southeast, we still have 90° F days and the goldenrod is finally in full bloom! The weather this year has been a complete downer with it raining almost every day from 03 June until 09 September and then Hurricane […]Read more »
What is robbing? When I wrote this in July, my area’s (southeast Georgia) nectar flow has stopped and all that is available to the bees is some pollen. With foragers going out and returning empty handed, or finding nectar that is sub-par, I find that my hives get a little hot this time of year. When […]Read more »