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I maintain a number of hives throughout Southern Colorado. All of my bees are captured feral swarms. I believe that local feral bees are the ideal choice as they have proven to be mite and disease resistant, and are acclimated to our climate. All of my hives are treatment free and maintained in a sustainable, bee focused manner. This means that I do not use chemicals to treat for disease, allow bees to draw comb in foundationless frames, never overharvest honey, and only feed if absolutely necessary.
Hello! I’m Nicole, it’s lovely to meet you! I work as a full time firefighter/paramedic. Outside of work I enjoy living on our small farm in Colorado and keeping a flock of various poultry and maintaining our hives. I also run my website, HeritageAcresMarket.com, which offers many helpful articles on poultry, bees, and sustainable living. I have a passion for learning, and enjoy sharing with others!
1. Don’t get overwhelmed Langstroth or top bar? 10 frame or 8? Plastic foundation or wax? There are a number of various hive configurations and complimentary equipment available, so much so that it can quickly be overwhelming! Bees are adaptable. Pick whatever is in your budget, and know you can always make changes later as […]Read more »
Now that you have harvested honey and the bees have been tucked away for winter, now is a great time to review the season while your memory is still fresh. An honest review of your beekeeping year will help to improve next year. So let’s get started! What Worked This is the easiest and most […]Read more »
You have decided you need to feed your bees. Maybe you just installed a package in a new hive, and they have to build out all of the frames. Maybe you just moved a hive to a new location and you want to give them a boost. Maybe you caught a late season swarm and […]Read more »