Varner's Bee Farm 

 

Well it is official we are back to Varner's Bee Farm.

 Those with questions let me know.

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And it starts.

Posted by Jason Varner on January 26, 2013 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

End of January is here and Almonds are around the corner. Got the Dr to release me to Lite duty so I can at least get things going. I am heading to Fl to help get the bees ready for FBF to be in Ca by the 12th. By the time I get back my helper will have the candy read to put on the Producion Hives to ramp up brood production. More brood means more splits and more mating nucs and if strong enough they will take advantage of the Maple Bloom.

End of the season.

Posted by Jason Varner on September 24, 2012 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Well the 2012 season is coming to an end. Have not been posting because I have not had much free time. I have opened up sales for next year. Orders will be shipped by the date of the order first then by the requested date. If you are not flexable on a ship date I ask that you contact me about a month or two before you want them to ship to see if I have a back log or not. I will try to only take orders I can get out with out having much back log.

Moonbeams

Posted by Jason Varner on August 3, 2012 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Planted 50 moonbeams tonight in the dark. That was fun. Should ba ready to ship in about 3 weeks.

PSBA Picnic

Posted by Jason Varner on July 21, 2012 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

When to the PSBA picnic in Pittsburg, Pa today with my cousin. Had a nice time talking to everyone and got 2 Painted suppers that I think will either be for Breeder Queens with copper tops or decorations in the livingroom. The picnic was hosted by Burg Bees with a raffle, suppers painted by students got 2, a tour of the community Bee Yard, and contest for cooking with honey , jar honey, comb honey, and wax molds.

Breeders arrive

Posted by Jason Varner on July 20, 2012 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (2)

I will have Moonbeams next month along with Tigers, English Buckfast, SKC and Slovenain Carnis. Breeders showed up yesterday. I will graft from them mid next week. Will have virgins in like 2 weeks then mated ones about 2 weeks after that. All depending on the weather.

 

Shipping

Posted by Jason Varner on July 17, 2012 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Orders where shipped today. Let me know when you get yours. USPS told me all I shipped today will arrive tomarrow.

Home

Posted by Jason Varner on July 13, 2012 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Home again.

Done till next year.

Posted by Jason Varner on July 11, 2012 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (2)

Loading last truck in Wisconsin tonight. Then I get to head home to catch some queens and plant some cells.

Elk

Posted by Jason Varner on July 10, 2012 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Was driving across upper Wisconsin the other night. I saw a elk crossing sign 45 mph. Went about 2 mile and there on the side of the rode standing was a big Bull Elk. You never think they were so big till one looks in the window of the cab over truck you are in and the antlers are as high as the load you are haulin.WOW.

Bees and Rainbows.

Posted by Jason Varner on July 7, 2012 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (3)

Last nigh was a fun in a strange way. Had to gather and load 864 hives last night by myself. Started good till the rain came at 10pm till 12am when the thunder and lightning stop for me but was still all around the bogs I was on. But the rain did cool things off I had to put on a sweat shirt to keep warm with being wet and all. Finally dried out around 3am, at about 4am I was putting the last bees on to the last truck and netting it down. Keep in mind that it gets dark here at 10pm and light at 4:30am about 5:30am I finished with truck and was talking to the driver. We looked to the west and there was a double rainbow with the moon in about the 10 or 11 o-clock spot above it and the sun was shining through the clouds and was hitting the bogs and lake perfectly. I will post some of the pics I took but don't think both rainbows will show since the one was faint.