Organic Beekeeping is using natural and organic practices without the synthetic chemicals as feed and pesticides. Above Tim is using integrated pest management by adding a mixture of apple cider vinegar, vegetable oil and a drop of dish soap to control the hive beetles from becoming a nuisance to the bees in the hive. Although it is marketed as such, there is no such thing as organic honey because the bees can forage for pollen and nectar up to 3 miles away, which may or may not be organic. So if you see it on a honey jar, be aware it’s either ignorance or a marketing ploy. Know your local beekeeper, talk to them and find out what they use (and more importantly don’t use) to keep their bee colonies healthy and strong, in particular during honey flows.
17 foot ladder was needed to get to the top of the center posts for 6’2″ Farmer Tim for installing the endwalls to the structure.