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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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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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