Pure raw honey made by bees raised right here in north central Alabama, Jefferson County, Hueytown, Like most things in my life, I stumbled into bee keeping.
Found my first hive in a vacant lot across the street from our office and I carried them home. They didn't stick around, but I had already been bit by the bug. I then purchased a couple of established hives and a new hobby/business was born. Fascinating creatures!
~Dennis & Nikki Gwin
Bees are especially attracted to plants that are typically blue, purple, orange and yellow flowers, particularly those with short tubes or no tubes.
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Dennis J Gwin just playing with the bees
We've pulled honey and will soon be bottling for sale!
Our neighbor has been working some really long hours lately and hasn't had time to mow the field behind our houses.
If you can....let it grow!
Honeybees love it! (and its pretty!)
EDIT: Dennis says his is one swarm
Two more swarms today
We called another swarm yesterday. And now another one today…
Catching the swarm
Spring is swarming season. Do not kill!!!! Call me 205-410-7975
Mine swarmed just an hour ago. Advantage to working at home... I caught them.
Call me, Alabama! 205-410-7975 (if you see a swarm)
Spring has sprung! Bees are at the top of the busy list as soon as spring's flowers begin their season. Honeybees are also famous for another spring activity, "swarming". By spring, the nest is simply too congested so the old queen leaves the hive, accompanied by roughly half of her colony. (Don't worry, a new queen is left behind for the remaining population to nurture)
This flying swarm temporarily clusters on sturdy structure like a bench, tree branch, or the eve of a building, while scout bees search for an acceptable, permanent home. Most hanging swarms are about the size of a basketball. Swarms are relatively gentle, and the risk of stings is low - but must still be treated with caution. A swarm usually relocates to a new nest within 24 hours.
If you see a swarm of bees, call a local beekeeper! Several Alabama beekeepers are ready to give these pollinators a happy, new home.
Why Does Honey Crystallize?
There’s just something about crystallized honey that tends to make people nervous. It’s the polar opposite of the runny, translucent honey found in a plastic bear on grocery store shelves. Instead, it’s solidified enough that you need to scrape it out of the jar with a heavy spoon; its texture...
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December 18th is National “I Love Honey” Day!
Here are today’s five food things to know about honey: Greeks and Roman referred to honey as a food fit for the gods. A honey wine was developed, and largely consumed by many. Its given name …
Saw this really neat bee hive at the McWane Science Center in the Itty Bitty Magic City.
See the little peep hole in the yellow hive? The second picture is what you see through the peep hole.🐝
Extra honey lying around? You'll want to bookmark this page. Here are 15 household uses for honey.
The Adorable Custom of ‘Telling The Bees’
The bee friend, a painting by Hans Thoma (1839–1924) There was a time when almost every rural British family who kept bees followed a stra...
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Honey makers are secretly “watering” down their honey with cheap syrups that have been impossible to detect until now. A new testing method has revealed nearly half of the honey sold in Australia, one of the world’s largest exporters of honey, is diluted with cheap sweeteners like rice syrup, ...
Fun day visiting with the Hueytown Garden Club
Check the labels! But you are safe if you use BONNIE PLANTS!
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10 Important Things to Know About Planting for Honeybees Keeping Backyard Bees
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It's almost un-BEE-lievable.
I found my first hive across the street from the office and took it home with me.
*humming* ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ♭ ♮ ♯ "I'm bringing home a baby bumblebee. Won't my Mommy be so proud of me..." ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ♭ ♮ ♯
Why not give this a try tonight...What do you think?
Honey Harvest Basics ~ Gwin Gal Inside and Out
Preparation for our first honey harvest was done the weekend before. We had hoped to be able to complete the prep work AND the harvesting on the same day,
Hungry Hungry Honeybees ~ Gwin Gal Inside and Out
There are many advantages to have bee hives in your backyard. We bought two established hives about 2 years ago, but I tell you, it continues to be a learning process. Those cute little buggers just won’t let us in on what goes on in those teeny tiny little brains. In fact, we just discovered …
We still have a few jars of LOCAL RAW HONEY left. Made by Rock Creek honey bees!
1 lb jar $10
2 lb jar $20
2 lb jar WITH COMB $23
Call, text, or FB message to get yours!
205-410-7975 Dennis J Gwin Nikki Hollowell Gwin
Salted Honey Pie Keeping Backyard Bees
In my opinion, there is nothing more olde-kitchen, Americana, hearth and home than a pie. Some of my favorite pies are what I like to call "Humble Pies".
Top 5 Plants for Late Season Nectar Keeping Backyard Bees Nectar Sources
Nectar dearth is a phrase that you hear frequently in beekeeping. Simply put, it means that instead of your honeybees finding readily available nectar and Nectar and Pollen producing plants for honeybees
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Spring is swarming season. Do not kill!!!! Call me 205-410-7975 Mine swarmed just an hour ago. Advantage to working at home... I caught them.