Our first bees - it was all so new and exciting!
Farmer Gene's Bees
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First hive boxes - even though they were old hand-me-downs we thought they were great!
From a pile of used hive boxes that were inherited from a childhood friend a beekeeping enterprise was born. With the support of friends, family and a wonderful beekeeping community here in Oregon, Farmer Gene's Bees has grown to have five apiaries in Portland's western valley. We are currently managing 75 to 100 hives and growing. We are able to offer small scale pollination services and are always happy to help with swarm retrievals or bee questions of a more generalized nature. Honey in Portland - raw and local Honey.
As we enter the first days of fall, final hive preparations for the upcoming rainy season have begun. Our bees have remained strong through the long wet spring and the even longer hot dry summer. The last of the honey has been harvested and is now available for sale. We have established a new apiary site in Forest Grove which we are looking forward to developing and as always we will be increasing our hive numbers by collecting swarms from feral honey bee colonies and splitting starter colonies off of our strongest older colonies. We will continue to establish new apiary sites and improve upon our bee care strategies for the upcoming years.
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