Belated Happy New Year!
It's been a cold winter so far this year and it looks like the cold weather will be around for awhile. The 10 day forecast doesn't show anything above freezing. There isn't much one can do with the bees besides repairing old equipment and preparing new for the upcoming year. And of course worry how the bees are doing in this weather. In some respects this is the hardest part of the year with little you can do but worry and prepare for the best. It won't be long though until things warm up a bit and we can get out to do weight checks and do some emergency feeding though..
One of my goals for this year is to be a bit more organized and keep this website more up to date. Bees, the day job, business, the untimely passing of my father and life in general were more than overwhelming last year and things like updating the website and adding the new products we now carry were pushed to the back.
So, on that note we're happy to introduce new products to our online store by request, 8 frame equipment and assembled beehive kits among other new products. We also welcome Mike and Marc as new part time employees to help us keep up with our orders in the wood shop.
Also as a side note, UPS shipping calculations appear to be fixed now and shouldn't be grossly over estimating the shipping cost, especially on larger orders. While we always corrected the shipping after an order was placed, it was sometimes shockingly high. UPS rates have gone up again this year by more than 4.9%, but if you get a shipping estimate that does seem too high I'd be happy to check into it.