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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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Best Orchard Pollinator


Best Orchard Pollinator Honeybees Mason Bees and Orchard Pollination Which insect is the best orchard pollinator? Mason bees are better orchard pollinators than honeybees. Mason bees are cold tolerant and will forage when the temperature is 55 degrees or during light precipitation, unlike most honeybees taking flight only when temperatures are above 60 degrees and

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