|Home of the Oakland County Bee Team
Dennis, Donna, Jerry and Bill
|Weekly field report from Dennis Holly
Successfully keeping bees and producing honey for 35 years
From five counties and 300 hives don't miss the honey flow
District # 3 Representative For:
The Michigan Beekeepers' Association
Southeastern Michigan Beekeeping Association
Wisconsin Honey Producers Association
American Apitherapy Society
|Holly's Apiaries & The Oakland Beekeepers'Club
|Skyscraperbeekeeping.com & Apiculture
|We Feed and Treat we do
not let our bees Needlessly
Suffer and Die!
|SAY NO TO BEE CRUELTY!
|April is our 10 year Anniversary
Ten Years ago we took Alex bzenko's last apiaries. Hives were all dead but 4.
We rebuilt using what I call skyscraper beekeeping (I.P.D.M.)
The yards are alive and producing honey 10 years later
Along with one of the last Dan Guthrie honey yards
Alex and Dan had nearly 1000 hives that wintered here and produced honey
10% loss for 9 years and honey average 150 lbs
The Cure for CCD ? No one Running Program in our Club
lost more than 10% in the Michigan Winter of 2013 !
2014- as of 2-15-2014 Club losses are about 10% final total yet to come
4-22-2014 Update Please go to weekly report.
(C)copyright 2006-2014 all rights reserved hollysbees.com Dennis Holly
|E. L. Johnson Nature Center
Trails are open all year call for hours
|Say Yes to Bee Husbandry!
This hive made 9 medium and
1 cut comb boxes with a
they are wintering and producing
honey for 8 years. This years loss
less than 20 % 180lbs average
8 year loss less than 10%
|We Are Back With the Observation Hive Program and more!
At the Lloyd A. Stage Nature Center In Troy Michigan
Run by Troy Nature Society www.troynaturesociety.org
Please Help support them by Visiting Center.
6685 Coolidge Hwy. Troy Mi , 48098
Tue- Wed -Thur: 9am- 3pm
|Pulling honey 7-24-2013
from E. L. Johnson Nature Center
Observation hive coming spring
Not without Bees.!
|spring 2014 !
2013 average 150 lbs surplus
wintering and producing honey
in program 6 years
2014 losses less than 20%
6 year loss less than 10%
90 inch snow 30 below zero
worst winter in 35 years
we pulled 3 times
count the boxes
|Page 6 from book
|All Hives alive E. L. Johnson
March 11-2014- Bordelon MH. Queens
|Observation Hive Alive and well!
Take a look at live bees
Stage Nature Center
With Wooten's Golden and Bordelon' (M.H.) Queens