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The Wild And Crazy Love Life Of Honeybees

Today's Rogue Farms beekeeping lesson is about the birds and the bees... without the birds.

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From Our Bees To Your Glass

No one knows the flavor of Rogue Farms like our honeybees. Now imagine that flavor in a bottle.

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Help Rogue Farms Grow Honeybees

How can you help the honeybee and other pollinators? Here's our guide to making a difference.

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Rogue Farms Beekeeping 101: The Swarm

Swarming season is here. We say relax and enjoy it. It's good times for honeybees. Here's what you need to know.

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Taking Care Of Our Honeybees

Autumn is one of the busiest times of year for the beekeeper at Rogue Farms.

There’s no more wild sources of nectar and pollen for our honeybees to forage and soon it will be too cold for them to leave the hive. So in the next few weeks our beekeeper has 7,140,289 mouths to feed, medicate and shelter before winter arrives.

The bees took care of us this spring and summer by pollinating our crops and making the honey we used in our kolsch, mead, braggot and sodas. Now it’s our turn to take care of them.

Honey Harvest

A scene from this year’s honey harvest at Rogue Farms.

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Honey Construction Season

Rogue Farms HoneybeesHere’s the deadline we can’t put off at the Rogue Farms Hopyard.

In about three weeks, someone’s going to pull up in a big truck and unload 100 starter hives, also known as nucs. It’s a huge expansion of the Rogue Hopyard apiary.

That gives us three weeks to finish constructing 200 new hive boxes and 200 new super boxes. Otherwise the new honeybees won’t have a place to live.

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Start Of The Spring Nectar Flow

Rogue Honeybees 19 Original Colonies Mead Rogue Farms Hopyard Independence OregonWhen the first flowers of the season appeared in our neighbor’s cherry orchard, we knew the spring nectar flow had begun.

This is one of the prettiest times of the year on the Rogue Farms Hopyard. And for the Rogue Honeybees, one of the busiest.

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