Hyde Farms Honeybees

Hyde Farms Honeybees This is the beekeeping page of Hyde Farms. And we strive to give glory to God through all of this!

We keep and raise honeybees treatment free, and we focus on producing honey, raising queen honeybees, and making nucleus honeybee colonies.

This time of the year we’re not in the bees every week like we are in the spring and summer, it’s to cold for that. We t...
12/12/2023

This time of the year we’re not in the bees every week like we are in the spring and summer, it’s to cold for that. We take peeks every few weeks to check and make sure it looks like the bees have enough food to make it through the winter, and if they don’t, we add hard sugar feed called fondant right on top of the bees!

Thank you Lord for the amazing year we had with the bees!

Thank the Lord we have honey available! These are pint jars, and we will have a few bears available to see how they sell...
06/25/2023

Thank the Lord we have honey available! These are pint jars, and we will have a few bears available to see how they sell. Let us know how much you’d like!

What everyone has been waiting for is finally here… honey!!! Thank the Lord for a great honey harvest this year! To get ...
06/17/2023

What everyone has been waiting for is finally here… honey!!! Thank the Lord for a great honey harvest this year! To get yours, message us here, or text or call us @ 704-918-8426!

Moved some overwintered nucs into full size colonies and we’ve already got some drone brood popping up! Thank the Lord f...
02/18/2023

Moved some overwintered nucs into full size colonies and we’ve already got some drone brood popping up! Thank the Lord for the warm weather we’ve been having and honeybees!

It’s a beautiful day God has made! We will have 5 frame nucleus honeybee colonies for sale in the spring! These bees are...
10/14/2022

It’s a beautiful day God has made! We will have 5 frame nucleus honeybee colonies for sale in the spring! These bees are bred and raised by us out of our bees!

We are thankful to the Lord we had a good honey flow in Davidson Co. this year, but it is now basically over. So Friday ...
06/12/2022

We are thankful to the Lord we had a good honey flow in Davidson Co. this year, but it is now basically over. So Friday we began feeding our nucs. We are feeding a weak sugar water that is 1:2; 1 part sugar 2 parts water. This weak sugar water is close to real nectar, so this helps the queens to continue to lay plenty of eggs and the bees to draw new beeswax comb. We want them doing this because we are still splitting and making more nucs!

Another beautiful queen, a beautiful frame of brood, and a packed nuc box! We thank the Lord for this time of year!     ...
05/16/2022

Another beautiful queen, a beautiful frame of brood, and a packed nuc box! We thank the Lord for this time of year!

This is what we like to see on our honey producing colonies! This is a beautiful frame of capped honey! The bees collect...
05/08/2022

This is what we like to see on our honey producing colonies! This is a beautiful frame of capped honey! The bees collect nectar, store it in the comb, and dehydrate the water off of it. They dehydrate the water of off it to a point to where it will not ferment. When the moisture content is right, they will cap it in wax.

The Lord has gave us a good nectar flow this spring so far, and now with a little rain, I think it will continue to be a good one!

This is how we are raising queen honeybees and making nucleus colonies right now. We move queen cells (pupating queen be...
05/06/2022

This is how we are raising queen honeybees and making nucleus colonies right now. We move queen cells (pupating queen bees) from our parent colony yard to our mating yard. From there, the virgin queen bees emerge from their cell, go on their mating flight. Queens mate in the air with many male, drone, bees, (10-30) and that is the only time they will mate for the rest of their life. After they successfully mate and begin laying eggs, we transfer them to a nuc (5 frame) box, and move them to our nuc yard. From the nuc yard we will continue to split the nucs as they grow to make even more nucleus colonies. We will then use these colonies in the spring to replace our losses, add to our number of colonies, and sell to people looking to purchase locally raised and overwintered bees. Thank y’all and may you live in God’s grace!

05/01/2022

The swarm we caught earlier today did not stay put, which is not uncommon. So we re-caught them and added a frame of uncapped brood(baby bees) to the box, which should make them want to stay because they want to take care of the brood! God made a truly amazing thing when he made honeybees!

The Lord blessed us today with another swarm of honeybees!Swarming is a honeybee’s way of dividing a colony to make anot...
05/01/2022

The Lord blessed us today with another swarm of honeybees!

Swarming is a honeybee’s way of dividing a colony to make another colony when the population reaches a certain point and the queen no longer has anywhere to lay eggs. The swarm will often settle on a tree limb after it leaves the parent colony, like this one did, and send out scouts to find a new cavity to call home if they have not found one yet. That is when the beekeeper can take advantage of the situation and give them a cavity to populate like a bee hive! Swarms are most of the time extremely gentle and are not concerned about you and are not out to get you. If you see a swarm of bees or have one on your property, please don’t hesitate to give us a call, message, or text, and we will give them a home!

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