At HiBar Ranch and Farm we make lots of value added products for sale and for family with our farm resources. Running an apiary, dairy goat, fiber, meat, egg and wood milling operation affords us a wide array of base materials to make and sell value added items. Yesterday I made Calendula salve for family […]
Go kiss your wife, she deserves it. And so do you, for spoiling your wife with a hive of bees. 7 things you wished you had known before owning bees. #7 makes it all worth it!
Over the winter, the beekeeper here at the farm lost several hives and I’ve been curious as to why the bees didn’t thrive. I’ve been doing some of my own research and also had the opportunity to listen to an interview with Maryam Henein, director of the documentary Vanishing of the Bees during the Self […]
We raise bees on our farm for sale of honey and wax. We make medicinals as well using both honey and wax for organic soap making, salve making and candles. But, sometimes bees swarm. This article covers what a bee swarm is, what it looks like and how you catch it. At HiBar Ranch in […]
I have spent an unreasonable amount of time chasing these little critters around to take pictures of them in action and never fail to be completely fascinated with them. Maybe I feel a kinship, in some small way, as they work diligently toward a massive goal. Or perhaps it’s the miracle that they spend their […]
In a perfect world, everything goes as planned and the bees quietly go about their work and produce that coveted honey. However, sometimes things go awry. If you aren’t new to this life of producing at least some of what you need, you know that the best laid plans can be upended by things as […]