Colvin's Honey Farm

Colvin's Honey Farm Husband and Wife Honey business! We are open anytime of the day. We have squeezable bottles and pint mason jars and quart size mason jars full of honey!
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Operating as usual

Today Matthew got a call to help with some storm damage honey bee removal all and all it went well
07/19/2020

Today Matthew got a call to help with some storm damage honey bee removal all and all it went well

First swarm capture of the year!
06/04/2020

First swarm capture of the year!

Set up in tawas till 1!
08/31/2019

Set up in tawas till 1!

We are happy to announce we have a limited supply of comb honey and chunk honey that is in jars and gonna be filled with...
08/28/2019

We are happy to announce we have a limited supply of comb honey and chunk honey that is in jars and gonna be filled with liquid honey. $8 for the straight comb. Chunk $11 a pint, $20 a quart. Also 1 lb pure beeswax bars for $10.

My little beekeeper in training wanted nothing more than to wear daddy's hood. Gonna have to invest in some kids suits, ...
06/09/2019

My little beekeeper in training wanted nothing more than to wear daddy's hood. Gonna have to invest in some kids suits, that way the kids can help me like they keep asking.

Beautiful queens always love seeing the different colors.
05/24/2019

Beautiful queens always love seeing the different colors.

05/24/2019

Checking newly installed queens today they are doing great!

This is an interesting photo of a bees life cycle that i have found.
02/27/2019

This is an interesting photo of a bees life cycle that i have found.

Smokey the bear visited some of my hives, most of the woodenware is good still, but most my bees are gone only 1 hive of...
06/10/2018

Smokey the bear visited some of my hives, most of the woodenware is good still, but most my bees are gone only 1 hive of 6 is still alive, gonna move the equipment out and put a fence up here next year.

06/03/2018
Today I did this cut out today, I'm pretty sure a swarm repopulated a dead old hive, this woman contacted me in the fall...
06/03/2018

Today I did this cut out today, I'm pretty sure a swarm repopulated a dead old hive, this woman contacted me in the fall of last year about these guys, they have been there longer than that. It was quite an experience!

Decided to make some sugar bricks for some late winter feed. This is roughly 20 pounds of sugar. Need to tweak the recip...
02/16/2018

Decided to make some sugar bricks for some late winter feed. This is roughly 20 pounds of sugar. Need to tweak the recipe I believe.

So over the past few days I been working in my spare time on a honey warmer. Seeing natural honey will crystallize makes...
01/07/2018

So over the past few days I been working in my spare time on a honey warmer. Seeing natural honey will crystallize makes it very hard to work with. This will liquify the honey and make it easy to work with. I used a bunch of left over stuff I had to build it, it is functional, but not pretty. Lol

Today i installed the last of the quilt boxes on my hives. Quilt boxes are made to absorb moisture that the bees create....
12/05/2017

Today i installed the last of the quilt boxes on my hives. Quilt boxes are made to absorb moisture that the bees create. The bees in winter heat there hives and in the center of there cluster will be 98 degrees!! Photos will describe what you're looking at.

Our honey is for sale at Bakers Animal Boutique
09/15/2017

Our honey is for sale at Bakers Animal Boutique

For those of you who wish to live healthier.
09/10/2017

For those of you who wish to live healthier.

Colvin's Honey Farm, now has fresh spun, raw, unfiltered honey for sale. We have 1 pound for $6, 1.5 pound for $8, 3 pou...
08/15/2017

Colvin's Honey Farm, now has fresh spun, raw, unfiltered honey for sale. We have 1 pound for $6, 1.5 pound for $8, 3 pounds for $15. Larger quantities are available upon request and we can discuss prices. It is also available at Bakers Animal Boutique in West Branch.

Pictures of me and my cousin pulling honey supers the other day. We used what is called a fumeboard to drive the bees do...
08/15/2017

Pictures of me and my cousin pulling honey supers the other day. We used what is called a fumeboard to drive the bees down from the super, this process takes under 15 minutes and no ill effect on the bees.

So today we did a cut out of a house. At first thought I believed the bees to be in the house wall, well I was incorrect...
08/12/2017

So today we did a cut out of a house. At first thought I believed the bees to be in the house wall, well I was incorrect. Here is the steps, descriptions are on the pictures.

Timeline Photos
08/04/2017

Timeline Photos

So today we went and checked a trap out that has been going for a while now. Well it didn't seem to be working because I...
08/02/2017

So today we went and checked a trap out that has been going for a while now. Well it didn't seem to be working because I used the wrong size hardware cloth (even though I lapped it around 3 times to make the holes smaller) even with my efforts the bees would wriggle through. So two days ago, I changed the cone to the correct wire and this was the result, so many bees that the box was overflowing. I'm satisfied with the result.

This morning I started a trap out in Omer and relocated 5 hives this morning. All by 8 this morning, I was feeling motiv...
07/29/2017

This morning I started a trap out in Omer and relocated 5 hives this morning. All by 8 this morning, I was feeling motivated this morning.

The swarm I caught yesterday in between rainstorms, bees were pretty scattered because of the storm, but I believe I got...
07/08/2017

The swarm I caught yesterday in between rainstorms, bees were pretty scattered because of the storm, but I believe I got them all.

So today as I was doing inspections, I was thinking of a topic to talk about, then I realized I have never talked about ...
06/21/2017

So today as I was doing inspections, I was thinking of a topic to talk about, then I realized I have never talked about different bee brood types (bee babies). Descriptions are on the pictures.

06/18/2017

This video was taken at the trap out we started last night.

So yesterday afternoon we started a trap out on the side of this house. The bees had many entrances and 2 very large one...
06/18/2017

So yesterday afternoon we started a trap out on the side of this house. The bees had many entrances and 2 very large ones. We thought they may be 2 separate colonies, so we hung 2 boxes up.

No rest for the wicked, got a call for our first swarm of the year and we have another trap out of a house to do now. Ge...
06/10/2017

No rest for the wicked, got a call for our first swarm of the year and we have another trap out of a house to do now. Getting busy.

Bees work extremely hard to make honey, this puts how much work into aspect.
06/09/2017

Bees work extremely hard to make honey, this puts how much work into aspect.

Colvin's Honey Farm
06/09/2017

Colvin's Honey Farm

Today's fun, lady called me saying she had honey bees in her basement. I go there and there is around 700 bees down ther...
06/09/2017

Today's fun, lady called me saying she had honey bees in her basement. I go there and there is around 700 bees down there. So I look in there drop tile ceiling and they were the only bees around. Extremely odd case, I removed what was there. Thankful for the call though means our name is getting around.

06/08/2017

We have another trap out to start, this one is at a house, under a bay window. Here is the entry holes the bees are using.

This is the top of the nuc box I just changed out at the trap out we are doing. We saved all of these bees.
06/08/2017

This is the top of the nuc box I just changed out at the trap out we are doing. We saved all of these bees.

Photos of a bee removal or trapout in the proffesional terms. The homeowner no longer wanted these bees in his apple tre...
06/06/2017

Photos of a bee removal or trapout in the proffesional terms. The homeowner no longer wanted these bees in his apple tree removed worrying about the safety of his children, so we came in and are trying to remove them without destroying them.

06/06/2017

Here is a video explaining my trap out that we did today and how its supposed to work.

So if anyone happens to see a swarm of bees like this anywhere at all within an hour any direction west branch. Call me ...
05/16/2017

So if anyone happens to see a swarm of bees like this anywhere at all within an hour any direction west branch. Call me or message this page for free removal. They are generally harmless. Number to call is 989-305-5093.

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1784 Whitetail Ct
West Branch, MI
48661

Telephone

(989) 305-5093

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5 gallon bucket of honey. 💪 Absolutley! Huge thank you to Colivin's Honey Farm. Excellent flavor, pure and best of all its local! We highly recommend.
We are looking for a bee presenter to come to the Iosco County Fair on July 29, 2017. We are having a first ever Agriculture Education Day. Time would be from 1-4 pm. Contact info would be with Kelly Ruckle