Here in Michigan, Spring has sprung! We are excited to report that we have been able to complete our first comprehensive inspections, on all of our hives! We overwintered 100% of our hives and our mite tests were clear. This is a fabulous way to kick off the beekeeping season! As you can see, I am feeling a bit excited!
With temperatures in the 50s, the ladies have been able to do some early foraging. Red and silver maple trees are a wonderful source of pollen for the bees, as long as the Spring temperatures are warm enough for the ladies to leave the hive. I am happy to share that they have been wearing their pollen pants, filled with beautiful yellow maple pollen!
Temperatures are going to drop, over the next few days, with some snow and freezing rain coming our way. Welcome to West Michigan! As we anxiously await warm weather, we are continuing to prepare for our expansion of 12 new hives. Our poly tunnels are bursting with blooms and our 2500+ seedlings are growing stronger each day. We are ready to kick off this beekeeping season, in full force. Come on Mother Nature…help us out just a bit!
Hello and welcome to the new site of Indigo Acres Apiary, located in Rockford, Michigan! My name is Roda, and I am the owner of Indigo Acres Apiary, LLC. I am so excited to kick off our 2019 beekeeping season and share our adventures.
As many of you know, it has been a long and cold winter, here in West Michigan. Due to much diligence and lots of TLC, I am happy to say that we have a 100% survival rate, on all of our hives. Woohoo!
I am patiently waiting for our first 50 degree day, with lots of sunshine and no wind. Once this magical day presents itself, our Indigo Acres team will complete the first hive inspections of the season. I can hardly wait! I am also hoping to split a few of our current overachieving colonies… more bees!
While I patiently wait for the outside temperatures to improve, I have been finishing up preparations for 12 new colonies. I chose a rainbow of vibrant colors, for the new hives, based on their assigned pollinator garden theme. Watch for more updates to come…
Indigo Acres Apiary is so excited to share our passion for beekeeping, with our community and beyond. We invite you to take some time to get to know us, through our new site. You can also find us on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. You can find our social media links at the bottom of our Home page. You won’t want to miss the exciting opportunities we have planned for the 2019 beekeeping season. Check out our Education page for more details…
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