Author: Russian Beekeeper

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Why Do Farmers Need Bees?


Why do Farmers Need Bees? This blog was first published in 2012 (revised 9.23.16). Summer is a time for sinking your teeth into a large juicy peach or a slice of ice cold watermelon from your local roadside farm stand.  Is it my imagination, or are the distinct, remarkable flavors of that juicy peach from

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PBS Wisconsin Life Video


PBS Wisconsin Life Video August 29, 2016 The announcement came today. “Wisconsin Life” will feature Sweet Mountain Farm on Wisconsin Public Television in the last segment at 7:00 p.m. on September 22, 2016. The segment is titled Beekeeper Finds Russian Honeybees Uniquely Suited To Wisconsin It will be interesting to hear what producer Joel Waldinger

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A Lottery Winner Reports


A Lottery Winner Reports Sweet Mountain Farm entered the annual Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) land lottery. A winner spends an incredible day with Alex Wenthe, Wisconsin’s leading Conservation Biologist. As luck has it, a winning ticket comes in pairs. Joe Henry, District Ecologist tagged along offering his knowledge about the Niagara Escarpment providing

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High Tunnel Build Help Wanted


High Tunnel Build Help Wanted The greatest drawback to farming in the North is fewer growing days. Building a high tunnel is one solution. My son takes care of Sweet Mountain Farm’s growing agricultural output. He planted a huge garden last year selling fresh produce to local restaurants. Increasing the availability of fresh locally  grown

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World Authority Identifies Varroa Resistant Bees


World Authority Identifies Varroa Resistant Bees A fellow Wisconsin beekeeper forwarded this groundbreaking BBC video to me a few weeks ago. I was very interested. I have been talking about chemical free beekeeping for the last six years. The thought of solid scientific research proving my own beekeeping theories was beyond exciting. Hoskins, a long

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