Kusar Farms' Newsletter
Calendar of Events and Happenings
January 2021 Happy New Year
Here is to a new year. Hoping Covid restriction are lifted so we can see all your smiling faces at the markets will be open. We are ready to start selling.
February 2021 Happy Valentine’s Day
It is very cold here. At last check the girls were doing fine.
SARE Grant was not approved again. By the comments made by reviewers, not by much. Do we try again??
Winter was not good to us. All losses happen last part of February. We will keep going. Not all bees made it, some did. We did look at this year as a growing year so we ordered bees. Glad we did.
Hive Decorating Party: Because of all the craziness happing again this year will be by invite only. Sorry to disappoint. We have so much fun sharing with you.
19 April First batch of bees came in. 2 weeks early, Italian, Carnelian and Saskartraz Packages. Glad we had pulled comb ready for them. Cold week ahead.
26 April Grand Valley State University, Michigan Veteran Entrepreneur Lab: We did not get any prize money, but did lean a lot.
30 April Second batch of bees installed. Buckfast Packages
24 May more bees, Love it, Pohl Line Nucs from the U.P.
29 May last of the bees. Carnelian Nucs, for Royal Jelly Production.
We are attending classes to become Master Beekeepers (a 3 year process). So far we are both 100%
19 June Splitting our Hives. Looking for Russian and Cordovan Queens for them.
We want diversity, makes for a stronger Apiary.
Italian, Carnelian, Saskartraz, Buckfast, Pohl Line, Russian and Cordovan.
26 June, The quuens were released from thier cage, They are doing great. We have had so much rain this week, only way out is 10 miles extra one way. More rain to come, 7 inches in 24 hours.
Girls are still high and dry.
July 2021, Happy Independence Day!!!
10 July: Weather has been good for nectar (Honey). Adding honey suppers to most of them at least every other week
18 July: Added Deeps to all the new girls but one. She is still struggling, may have a laying worker. GRRRR
Added Mediums to Moana and Nimbus, they are going great, even ahead of schedule
Next years wooden ware, Hive decorating party
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