Farm update| Honey Bees transferred to their new Hives

This week it was time to transfer the European Honey Bees from the 5-frame NUCs to their permanent homes, the 10-frame Langstroth Hive. We were able to see lots of eggs and larvae , brood and even one of the Italian Queens, can you find her?

5-frame NUCs

5-frame NUCs

 

Tranferring the frames

Tranferring the frames

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Inspecting the Frames

Inspecting the Frames

Frame with the Italian Queen

Frame with the Italian Queen…do you see her?

Everyone's busy working

Everyone’s busy working

Closing the hive

Closing the hive

Happy New Home for the season

Happy New Home for the season

 

Farm Update | Greenhouse Construction End wall posts and Facebook

Lots of Shouts of THANKs (and Lots of RAIN this week)!!

First and foremost to Rob Hartman of the Bee’s Choice Farms, for giving a fellow farmer a hand and helping to get 8 greenhouse endwall posts up and prepped for concrete over 2 days with lots of rain delays.  Thanks again!

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Greenhouse Endwall Posts – Thank you Rob!

To Richard, for stopping by at the right time and pitching in on prepping the last 3 posts for before the scheduled concrete arrived.

GreenView Aquaponics Family Farm & Apiary Greenhouse Build

Thank you Richard !

To Willie at Arnold Brothers, for bringing yet another on-time ready mix delivery!

GreenView Aquaponics Family Farm & Apiary Greenhouse Build

Thank you Willie!

GreenView Aquaponics Family Farm & Apiary Greenhouse Build

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To Dale at Lamar Outdoor Advertising, for a surprise visit and special delivery!

To Global Fence for recycling with us by bringing a used fence that we can repurpose.  The chickens, earthworms and future rabbits will be grateful for the structures we can build with the wood. One less truckload to the landfill 🙂


Alas…then came the rains again….poor Farmer Tim!  Tidying up the pours on the last 8 posts and clean up in a torrential down pour 😦

GreenView Aquaponics Family Farm & Apiary Greenhouse Build

Finishing last posts in the rain

GreenView Aquaponics Family Farm & Apiary Greenhouse Build

GreenView Aquaponics Family Farm & Apiary Greenhouse Build

Yup, still raining, but finally done!

 


 

 

 

 

 


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Rabbits Etc Farm Tour | Masaryktown, FL

What a spectacular family farm!

Rabbits, etc – Owners Mike & Dee Blaha

If you live in their Central Florida area (Hernando/Pasco counties), I would strongly suggest joining their CSAs. They are wonderful giving people that were an absolute joy to meet.

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Harvesting worms and worm castings


We took home our first pound of composting worms for the media bed and to start some vermicomposting. We picked the “Eudrilus eugeniae”, African Nightcrawlers, which can grow to 6-8″ long, have a flat belly and a purplish sheen; usually averages 600-1000 worms per pound. More details on Vermicomposting to come.