*** Congratulations to our UP Beekeeper of the Year--
TOM NEBEL—UP BEEKEEPER OF THE YEAR-2018
Tom has been an active beekeeper for over 40 years. What he doesn’t know about bees probably is not worth knowing. He continues to practice his “art” and has been generous in mentoring new and “old” beekeepers. Tom lives with his wife Grace in Brampton, Michigan (near Escanaba). He currently has about 30 hives-- down from his peak of over 300. Tom makes a road trip every spring to lower Mi. or Wisconsin to pick up packages for those of us still shivering here in the Far North Country.
We all want to thank Tom for his lifetime commitment to bees and beekeeping
**** Some of our packages are in with more coming soon. Keep the 1 to 1 sugar syrup on them as long as they take it.
***** The bees are hauling in the pollen--from alders and some pussy willows--bright yellow. A few more "fly days" and the maple tree bloom would be nice. 23 degrees this morning doesn't help this come about. 😊