Beekeeping Supplies, Honey, Beeswax, Craftwax, Candles, Creams...
Beekeeper and Queen Bee
Phil & Kathie Hempel
311 W. Front Street
Buchanan, MI 49107
Telephone: (269) 695-2310
Fax: (269) 695-2510
Welcome to Blossomland Bee Supply!
Welcome to Blossomland Bee Supply’s web store. This is the time of year the beekeepers of this area are planning and preparing the bees for the Spring. This involves checking and determining if the honeybees are wintering over well. We then need to determine what can be done to assist in their successful over wintering. Blossomland Bee Supply will conduct beekeeping classes starting in February 2013. Please go to this linkfor more information. If you wish to just get started follow this link to our selection of beekeeping equipment kits.
For most of the area we suggest the treatment for the Nosema using Fumagilin-B. Fumagilin-B combats Nosema, a debilitating disease of adult honey bees worldwide. The active ingredient in Fumagilin-B is fumagilin, the only compound completely effective against Nosema without harming colonies.
The feeding of pollen patty now will give the protein needed for brood production in the late winter early spring. Pollen is the protein and honey the carbohydrate. Pollen reserves from the previous year are not guaranteed to be present, and inclement weather can cause delays in gathering new pollen, even once it is available naturally. Don't take it for granted that your bees have plenty of pollen. Play it safe and feed a cake or patty of pollen substitute and avoid the intermittent brood rearing which stresses the colony. Our pollen patties contain the essential oil stimulant to encourage the honey bees to be more active and productive.
Another issue is moisture in the hive. A clean dry bottom board (or the use of a screened bottom board) and good ventilation will greatly aid in the honeybees being able to continue the brood build up for a healthy brood nest in April.
We are now taking orders for honeybees for the annual honeybee pickup here in April and May. Go this link for more information and to place your order. Honey bees populations have not met the demand for the last several years do not delay and order now to avoid disappointment.
We have also available the last of the 2012 crop of pure honey. Locally produced and harvested here in Southwest Michigan, we offer pure and unprocessed honey - basically raw. As much like the honey in the comb without the wax.
This time of year many of us enjoy the wholesome goodness of Carbon’s Pancake and Waffles. Order the original Malted or the Malted Complete and we introduce the whole grain goodness of the Many Grain Malted mix. Eat them for breakfast or try Carbon’s anytime for a satisfying meal.
We continue to proudly live up to our slogan:
"Everything from our hives to your home."
If you wish to just get started follow this link to our selection of beekeeping equipment kits.
Don't see what you are looking for? Give us a call.
Special orders not a problem!