The front page notes that where here from the first quarter of 2014 and for the year 2013 about happenings here at Beeutiful Bees in Beefield have been archived to make room for current information, but you can read them by just following the link.
The PRODUCTS page has been disabled while pricing is modified. 4/11/14
Effective 1 April 2014: In an effort to protect beekeepers who purchase our products Beeutiful Bees has adopted the policy of "no returns" of foundation and woodenware. Honeybees can be poisoned and these poisons cannot be seen. We want to guarantee our customers that the product they receive is free from any harmful elements and in this way we can be sure we have given you the finest equipment.
Lumber Prices Skyrocket!
Reaching a 15 year record, prices of timber products has skyrocketed bringing the reality of economics to the front door of beekeeping. Our most recent trip to suppliers on 11 April has brought a sudden need to raise prices of all our woodenware. If you placed an order with us before April 7, 2014 we will honor the prices quoted. Effective immediately April 11, 2014 all prices previously published are incorrect and will be updated as soon as our purchasing and accounting departments create a new volume price for woodenware. From rough estimate there will be a 20-40% increase. More on the price hikes, from the Wall Street Journal, from Reuters, from Forest Industry, from the government watchdog AEIdeas Public Policy and from Quartz, the startling discovery of 45% price increases. Current 2014 catalog prices from Dadant, Brushy Mountain, and others have been retracted.
Bee Toxic Garden Plants Locally
Enter the Ides of March as February dims into history. If you are a beekeeper you are painfully aware of the destruction GMO crops are having on bees, but did you know that unwittingly the home owner and gardener is also killing your bees? Our friends over at the Pollinator Stewardship Council have provided us some resources. Read these Ten Ways to Protect Bees from Pesticides. Click the button below for the complete report on toxic garden plants sold by companies like, Lowe's, Home Depot, and nursery suppliers nation wide. Speak out against the destruction caused by yet another genetically altered, pesticide infected living organism.
Our Calendar of Events
The Birds Bring Easter's Eggs
We quietly smile recognizing that we are all about "the birds and the bees" here at Beefield and in keeping with this we now offer farm fresh eggs daily. A certified candler since March 2014 we provide high quality eggs from our free range Americana, New Hampshire Red, Brown Leghorn and even our Bantam chickens. Eggs come naturally in assorted colors and sizes and we offer the chance for your children to feed the hens while you shop for your bee supplies.
Join us at Compassion Christian Church Easter at 410 S. Zitterower for a celebration of a risen Savior. We know Easter has nothing to do with colored eggs or rabbits.
Every Blooming Thing
We've listened to you and now we need your action! We have started a journal of everything that blooms locally. It will only be successful with your input. Every Blooming Thing is a blog entry or journal entry that is open for your comments as we can update the list. Yes, you can get credit and even be location specific. Just go see what we've posted so far and start looking for blooms!
Who are we?
Honey is the oldest sweetener known to man. From the bear squeeze jar on your breakfast table to the carboy of mead under the staircase honey surpasses the billions of gallons of high fructose corn sweetener plaguing everything you eat as a healthy alternative. Honeybees are becoming an endangered species as far as bugs go these days. Varroa mites, small hive beetles, wax moths, Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), Africanized invaders, insect resistant genetically modified foods (GMO), aerial spraying in farm fields, droughts and the number of dangers increases annually while bees continue to decline quickly. Here at Beeutiful Bees we try to manage bees in our care with a natural kindness like you might with your cat or dog.
Yes, we do have a photo gallery here at Beefield. You can even create a user ID and load one of your own. Be sure to share your uploads with friend by giving them the link to the page. Make sure you provide a date, place and description and bee'come a star poster.
Mark & Ruth Mettler are delighted to share with you the life of a beekeeper. The grumpy old bear and his honey can give you an international view of beekeepers. Ruth is from the UK and most Southerner's love to hear her speak. This also allows you to see that beekeeping is not only one of the oldest vocations, it is standardized throughout the world. We delight in sharing with you something that may be with you for the rest of your life.
Where are your bee boxes working?
At the present we only service a small area in SE Georgia for pollination, extractions and bee rescue. While you are out you can identify our Beeutiful Bees boxes easily, each box has this large easily seen bee. RFID enables us to keep up with our hives.