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2014 Honey Bee Season Update

As we welcome the long awaited spring season, and shower our soul with the pleasant weather that we’ve been experiencing recently, I know that many of us grow anxious when it comes to the honey bees, especially if you have been waiting for them for what seems to be a good while. Brood and bees […]

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 […]

Propolis aka Bee Glue

The bee, from her industry in the summer, eats honey all the winter. Anon The honey bee continues to amaze me … they pollinate our food crops and flowers, feed on nectar and pollen, make honey and beeswax … and now I find out they have structural engineering skills as well. Beekeepers often open their […]

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 […]

Africanized Honeybees … FYI

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. Aristotle With the rapid advancement of the Africanized Honeybee (AHB) into the southern territories of our nation, it has become very risky to continue importing packages and open mated queens to the northern states because these bees may possibly introduce some of this unwanted genetic material. […]

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 […]

Bee Buzz

“Like the bee, we should make our industry our amusement” Oliver Goldsmith We are thrilled at the interest from friends, family and co-workers … everyone’s buzzing about bees these days. The plight of the honeybee is of great concern as colony collapse disorder (CCD), varroa mites , small hive beetles aethina tumida (SHB) and nosema (apis, […]

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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