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Swobee Honey Farm from Hays, KS
Swobee Honey Farm

Farm Name: Swobee Honey Farm

Year Farm Established: 2007

Location: Hays, KS

Years I’ve been farming: 8 years

Animals I raise: Honey Bees

Crops I grow: Honey, Vegetables, Herbs

Hobbies I enjoy: Antiques, woodworking, wine making- mead

Club/Associations memberships: Kansas Honey Producers Assn

Pets: Keystone - guard dacshound

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  Welcome! I am excited that soon I will be starting my first adventures in having my own hives. It's good to know there's such great resources around.

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11/24/2011 10:13.13 PM Report This Comment  
  I will post more as time permits
Type of bees? For now, all Italian strain. May incorporate some New World Carniolians in 2012.

Pointers- I suggest visiting www.BeeSource.com and www.BeeMaster.com for a continuing source of helpful information and confusion. Ask ten bee keepers the same question and be prepared to receive ten different answers!

Herbs? I am very new to this venture and will be adding a lot more over the next few years. It's an experiment for now and hopefully will develop to a worthwhile market in the future. Garlic & Lavendar for now, with plans to expand a lot. Many Herbs do well in poor soils and I have some of the poorest around! We are working to amend the soil with composts, manure, organic matter, etc. as time goes

A lot of work? At times, yes! Then there are a lot of slack moments to work around. Winter is time to repair, build new equipment, read/study, plan and communicate with local farmers on their crop plans. The photo of Canola above is a lucky thing. It is not really my farm, but very nearby. Canola blooms like mad, produces a lot of nectar, but only lasts 5-6 weeks and bloomis done.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Come visit me, Swobee Honey Farm.

11/21/2011 06:45.45 AM Report This Comment  
I've read a lot about bees. They are so fascinating! Is beekeeping a lot of work?

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11/20/2011 10:20.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Wow! Sounds like a neat farm! Herbs and bees, does it get much better than that?

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11/20/2011 09:27.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Great picture, it's beautiful

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11/19/2011 10:50.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Good Morning
What a peaceful place!

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11/19/2011 06:18.24 AM Report This Comment  
Beekeeping? Very cool! I'd like to incorporate bees into my plans for a permaculture garden. Hope you can post some pointers in the near future.

Welcome to HF!

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11/19/2011 01:55.39 AM Report This Comment  
What kind of bees do you raise?

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11/17/2011 05:57.45 PM Report This Comment  
  mmmm I love fresh honey!

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11/17/2011 02:19.59 PM Report This Comment  
welcome, from another kansas hobby farmer.

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11/17/2011 06:02.49 AM Report This Comment  
welcome, I'm not sure I could have bees but I bet it is entertaining to say the least.

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11/17/2011 02:25.34 AM Report This Comment  
I've always thought beekeeping must be very interesting!

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11/16/2011 06:14.39 PM Report This Comment  
Welcome :)

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11/16/2011 10:35.06 AM Report This Comment  


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