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159 Lombard Rd
American Canyon, CA 94503
1-800-624-4637
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:00:01 PDT
Michelle Obama planted a pollinator garden to support 70,000 bees already gracing the presidential lawn as well as monarch butterflies and other pollinators. Take action and sign a petition:


Michelle Obama: Stand up for Bees in the White House garden and beyond!
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Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama finished planting her sixth-annual White House Kitchen Garden, but this year, she’s doing something different. She planted a pollinator garden to support 70,000 bees already gracing the presidential lawn as well as monarch butterflies and other pollinators. Like…

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:26:15 PDT
Spencer Marshall - beekeeper at the helm


Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:26:19 PDT
Very interesting! I picture the little bees dressed in hospital gowns congregating in groups to bee studied, tested, cured and released to the outside world to continue doing what they are meant to do - pollinate and produce the magic food - HONEY! Now if only we would get more rain.


Bayer CropScience Opens North American Bee Care Center - Triangle Business Journal
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beeeeautiful huh?




There is so much to put on this page some day we'll get around to it.
Meanwhile...let's beegin at the hives.

Marshall's Farm Honey 
   

 

Beekeeping basics

BEE TRIVIA

How do bees make different varieties of honey?

The Beekeeper moves the bees from location to location where different flowers are blooming at different times of the year.

What percentage of our food is dependent on bees for pollinations?

One Third

How long does a honeybee live in the summertime?

45 Days

How do bees make different varieties of honey?

The Beekeeper moves the bees from location to location where different flowers are blooming at different times of the year.

What percentage of our food is dependent on bees for pollinations?

About 45 days. In the winter the bees live longer because the days are shorter and the bees are not flying as much.  They spend rainy, windy and cold days inside the hive.

How many bees live in a colony in the summertime?

30,000 - 50,000

Why do bees make honey?

It is their food.  Bees eat Honey and Pollen.

What determines the color and taste of honey?

The nectar gathered by the bees. Different flowers have different tasting and different colored nectars.

How many times per minute does a bee flap its wings?

11,000 times

How many times per second does a bee flap its wings?

183 times

How many wings does a honeybee have?

Four

How fast does a honeybee fly?

Fifteen miles per hour

How far must a colony of honeybees fly to make one pound of Honey?

55,000 miles

How many flowers must a Honeybee visit to make one pound of Honey?

2,000,000

How far from the hive will a Honeybee fly?

A 2 1/2 mile radius.

 

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