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meet the honey bees

Pine Hollow first brought honey bees onto the farm in 2018. To say the first year had a learning curve is putting it lightly. There was a lot of information to learn and apply to keeping honey bees. One major learning point we did not anticipate was that the surrounding wildlife. We had a family of Black Bears visit the hives and pretty much destroyed everything. Not giving up, we brought on five more hives the following summer and built a sturdy fence to keep the bears out. Over the years, we have continued to steadily grow the apiary to 20 colonies. 

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