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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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Wisconsin State Bee Inspector Tests Sweet Mountain Farm Honeybees


Wisconsin State Bee Inspector Tests Sweet Mountain Farm Honeybees September 24, 2015, Sweet Mountain Farm had visitors. Wisconsin State Bee Inspector Dan Ziehli from the Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection came to check out the Sweet Mountain Farm bee yard along with our invited guests from Brown County Beekeepers Association. Dan called me

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2016 Russian Honeybee Pre-Season Sale


2016 Russian Honeybee Pre-Season Sale Don’t miss out on your chance to save on Sweet Mountain Farm’s handcrafted northern white cedar beehives and northern bred Russian nucleus colonies! Go to: Sale Flyer. Please remember to read Sale Flyer page two. New options this year include customizing your beehive. Pick out your finish; linseed oil, Ecco-wash, or order

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How Much Is A Russian Worth


How much is a Russian worth? Sweet Mountain Farm delivered 70 Russian nucleus colonies this year to Wisconsin Beekeepers. It was our first major distribution. Beekeepers traveled from as far North as Duluth, as far West as LaFarge, and as far South as Janesville to get Russian bees, intending to successfully over-winter the colony in Wisconsin’s

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New Retail Locations


Washington Island Honey and Washington Island Maple Syrup at these New Retail Locations                     Sweet Mountain Farm is pleased to announce that Washington Island honey and maple syrup will be sold at two new retail locations on Washington Island. Natural sweeteners make delectable gifts and will be sold at, Drum roll

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