Category: Commercial Beekeeping

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.

Our First Shake Bees

We had our first “shake bee” commercial beekeeping experience – selling packages to fill hobby beekeeper’s hives this spring.

Spring Splits

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.

Genetic Selection for Better Bees

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.

Becoming a Commercial Beekeeper

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

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.