Since commercial beekeeping is often a different approach to the average backyard beekeeper, we’ve decided to devote a section of our website just to this approach as it works for us.
We had our first “shake bee” commercial beekeeping experience – selling packages to fill hobby beekeeper’s hives this spring.
We had our first large scale spring split adventure this year. We did a combination of grafting queen cells, harvesting natural queen cells and purchasing cells from a Texas breeder. We made some mistakes, learned lots of lessons, and now have an additional 60+ hives going into the Spring.
In a world where antibiotics are always the answer, there have been great strides in breeding programs working to promote better bees through selected genetics.
For anybody who has followed our journey or been curious about where we’re headed. Justin’s ultimate goal is to become a commercial beekeeper. He will fulfill pollination contracts and provide pollination services for almond pollination in California and potentially other pollination contracts in and around Texas.
Rotating comb for a healthier bee colony is a natural beekeeping technique that encourages better pattern in egg laying, better egg and honey production and a reduction of diseases by removing old and possibly contaminated comb.