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Cold Temperature and Honey Bees


Cold Temperature and Honey Bees Honey bees keep the inside temperature of the winter cluster at about 95 degrees by exercising muscles and expending energy. A bee dies when its body temperature is 41 degrees. At 41 degrees the bee is not able to operate or flex its shivering muscles to stay warm. The honey

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2020 Sponsorship


2020 sponsorship opportunities close in less than a month. Please consider renewing your sponsorship prior to April 1st. If you have already renewed, THANK YOU! We live in a world economy where pollination directly affects all farm income. Imagine a world without pumpkins, watermelon or apples. Pollination accounts for the diversity of food on everyone’s

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Rediscover Castile


Many people today suffer allergies and skin sensitivities that demand knowing exactly what ingredients are on their skin. Persistent dry skin is found with frequent washing or with workers who are in constant contact with dirt, chemicals and friction. Consumers want healthy cleaning choices and Castile soap is the perfect choice. Rediscover Castile. Castile is

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Mead – Let Us Celebrate


What is old is new again. Door Peninsula Winery’s mead is handcrafted by Allan Hyland, winemaker extraordinaire. Hyland created the perfect light, crisp mead that expresses lingering honey notes sourcing his honey from Sweet Mountain Farm.

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Beekeeping Filipino Style


Pick up a copy of September’s American Bee Journal. Peter John S. Rafosala writes about Filipino style beekeeping at Sweet Mountain Farm. There are some good pictures of the 2018 Field Day and the Washington Island Farm Market.

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