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Happy Thanksgiving

Greetings my fellow Beekeepers, As we look forward to one of our nation’s greatest holidays, when we gather with our families and friends, I want to sincerely reach out to you in gratitude for your consideration and support. Many of your emails have gone unanswered, but not intentionally. My wife and I had a rough […]

Giving Thanks

We just wanted you to know that we are so thankful for you!   This is a wonderful time to gather with family and friends to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.  It is also an important time to reflect on all the many things for which we should be grateful.   This week, as families across […]

2013 Russian Nucs and Honey Bee Queens Update

Greetings, As I sat this morning, March 18, 2013, in my home office typing this message a light snow dusting is falling outside my window, although the weather man called for three to four inches of snow for today, we are hoping he is wrong, nevertheless a dusting is still snow and requires low temperature, […]

Woodenware … Protecting Your Investment

One of the most expensive initial investments when venturing into beekeeping is the woodenware. Many beginner beekeepers are under the impression that acquiring the bees will be the most costly expenditure, but the bees are easier to get than most imagine, and often times they can be obtained even for free. A complete hive set […]

The Bees are Buzzing

As you already know, this season has been very mild, one of the mildest winters we have experienced in this area, We are not sure if it is a good or bad thing when it comes to our bees and the natural resources we depend on for their survival. Some orchard owners have reported that […]

Beek Bio … Here Comes the Judge

Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but, while their companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The term beekeeper usually refers to a person who keeps honey bees in hives or boxes. Honey bees are not domesticated or controlled, the beekeeper’s job is […]

In Search of Goldenrod

“The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others.”  Saint John Chrysostom Our objective was to find an area where the bees could have access to high-altitude Goldenrod for pollen and nectar.  There’s winter food for the bees to think about … and a surplus of […]

The Journey Begins

“It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give happiness.”  Thomas Jefferson Welcome to Walter’s Wholesome Goods !!! Join us on our journey towards self sustainable living. It’s been a really busy month. Veggies to harvest, honey to pull and weeds to get under control. I surely have a new appreciation for consistent […]

Bees for Sale

Walter’s Wholesome Goods apiaries are comprised of 100% Russian honey bees released by the USDA Bee Lab in Baton Rouge, LA. Our out-apiaries are located across the region, spanning from West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia. Learn More

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