With all the news lately about Colony Collapse Disorder, the timing for this weekend’s Rogue Farms Hopyard DIY Workshop couldn’t be better.
Please join us Sunday, May 19th @ 1:00pm for the DIY Workshop: Bee Keeping.
The interest in backyard honeybee keeping is soaring as more and more Americans want to know how they can help protect this vital pollinator of the food we eat and the beer we drink. But getting started and knowing how to successfully manage a hive is complicated. So get some advice from an expert, Rogue Beekeeper Josh Cronin.
Here’s some of what to expect.
You can feel it everywhere on the Rogue Farms Hopyard. A new level of energy. Almost electric. A buzz you might say.
It’s one of the unexpected pleasures of adding another million honeybees to the Rogue Farms Apiary.
After some brilliant sunshine, several days of clouds and rain are coming in to the Rogue Farms Hopyard.
We could use the rain. This is one of the driest spring seasons ever.
So here’s where we stand with our four major crops, the very stuff you’ll be drinking soon in a Rogue Farms ale, lager, pilsner, mead and kolsch.
This is so sad we almost didn’t tell you.
Of the ten chicks that Nancy hatched last week, only one is still alive. We’ve been forced to take drastic measures.
Drink a toast to craft beer during American Craft Beer Week! With thousands of events being held this week across the country, please join us at the Rogue Farms Hopyard and see how we grow beers and spirits. There is something going on every day of the week.
There are three good reasons to bring your Mom to the Rogue Farms Hopyard for Mother’s Day.
1: Your Mom likes beer and we have lots of that.
2: Your Mom likes rock ‘n’ roll and we’ll have plenty of that, too.
3: You forgot to make reservations at some fancy place so it’s probably too late to get in. Rather than scramble for something at the last minute, bring her to the Hopyard and act like it was your plan the whole time. She’ll have more fun here anyway.
And that’s not all. Here’s what else is going on at the Rogue Farms Hopyard this weekend.
While there’s been a lot of news lately about the declining number of honeybees, we at the Rogue Farms Hopyard are fortunate enough to be bucking the trend.
We’re getting ready to add another 100 hives to our original 19 colonies. 100 new hives, 10,000 honeybees apiece. That’s a million more bees about to land on our doorstep.
And they’re all coming this week.
Following last week’s skunk attack that left two casualties in its wake, we responded with anti-skunk counter-offensive measures. We put live traps around the Rogue Farms Hopyard. After several days and nights of this we have the following news to report.
We caught two chickens.
Well.. at least the skunk couldn’t get to them.
Nancy is quite the hen.
We were still bummed about the skunk that killed two of our poultry, and then suddenly Nancy surprises us with ten baby chicks!
The photos are ooh and aah worthy, and Nancy’s history on the Rogue Farms Hopyard is pretty amazing.
What’s the difference between a Cascade hop and a Perle hop?
There are the technical differences, alpha acids vs beta acids, myrcene vs humulene, the kind of information that anyone with a computer could find in about ten minutes. But what fun is that?
Please allow us at Rogue Farms Hopyard to suggest a more interesting way to know your hops.