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UP Veteran Beekeepers


UP Veteran Beekeepers The Upper Peninsula, Kiva, Michigan, is home to a new beekeeper. Retired AO2 Petty Officer Donald Schafer, is an eight year disabled Navy veteran that served our country as an aviation ordinancemen. Don is one of five Schafer brothers who joined the Navy. It is highly unusual for all siblings to join

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Lottery Winner


Lottery Winner Yes, there is exciting news from Sweet Mountain Farm. I entered a Lottery sponsored by Wisconsin DNR Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation. The DNR offers the lottery from December 15 – January 15, each year. There were about 1,000 lottery entries this year representing every Wisconsin County. The great news is Sweet Mountain Farm

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2016 Cedar Beehive


2016 8 frame White Cedar Beehive We have been very busy this winter. Here is a sneak peek at our newest beehive. We have raised the bar once again. It is beautiful. A hive that you would be proud to own. The craftsmanship is superior. The joints are tight and the pins and tails symmetrical.

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Order Russian Nucleus Colonies


Time to order Russian nucleus colonies – S O L D   O U T ! Every year Sweet Mountain Farm adds newly certified Russian honeybee stock to its bee yard to diversify the genetic pool. Since demand for Russians far exceeds our supply here in Wisconsin, and we sold out of our stock in August,

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CCD Get Over It and Move On


CCD Get Over It Everyone is tired of the media attention on Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)  By now, everyone knows that CCD is a complex conglomeration of multiple causes and a catchall for everything that plagues the honeybee population. We don’t want to hear, one more time, the opportunistic and misquoted mantra attributed to Einstein

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