Enjoy FREE SHIPPING on all orders $25 and over

Get the Backyard Ready, We're Bringing Our Bees (and Beekeeper)

June 08, 2017

Honeybees use a wide variety of plants for nectar and pollen sources here in central Minnesota. Looking out my window, I see a plethora of forage for them here on the farm in mid-May. Fruit trees, dandelions, oak trees, honeysuckle, and wild mustard are all in bloom with black locust trees coming next along with alsike clover and berry bushes like raspberries and blackberries. The cycle of different food sources coming into bloom lasts into the fall and goes by unnoticed by most people. 

Having a hive of honeybees on your property connects you with this cycle of life as the bees become the mechanism to move pollen from tree, shrub and plant flowers that eventually turns into more seeds of the different plants being visited.

The number of people adding a colony of 35,000 plus honeybees to their landscape is growing in the United States. Landowners get involved with helping all pollinators by planting beneficial plants, prairie restorations, and other herb and flower gardens. 

Ames Farm is offering to help you complete the cycle by renting a honeybee hive and beekeeper. If you've always wanted honeybees on your property, but don't want to spent the time and assume the responsibility of caring for a hive (or hives), we offer rentals from May to September. We supply the hive, take care of it for you, and harvest the honey in fall. 

In addition to enjoying the bees and having them pollinate your land, a 30-60 pound portion of the honey crop is yours! Enjoy raw honey year-round produced on your property. Custom labeled jars and painted hive services are also available to fit your style and personal needs. Learn more about beehive rentals here.




Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in A Beekeepers Apicycle

Spring during winter? We have a problem.

March 05, 2017 4 Comments


Many people are enjoying the warmest winter in their entire lifetime, but this one has a different feeling to it for some long-time beekeepers and fruit growers across the northern USA. The seasons are changing rapidly—last year featured the longest growing season...

Continue Reading

Why Buy a Nucleus Hive Versus a Package of Bees?

February 15, 2017 1 Comment


Each spring for hundreds of years, beekeepers take advantage of the honeybees' biological urge to expand and grow as winter turns into spring and the bees respond to incoming tree pollen, which allows them to raise new bees and plentiful frames of brood. 

Continue Reading

Baking with Honey — Whiskey Spice Honey Cake

November 26, 2016


Honey cake is a traditional treat for December, the last month before the new year. It is said this brings good luck and sweetness to the new year ahead! Our 
special creamed honey (a unique melt-in-your-mouth texture) made this an amazingly moist cake...

Continue Reading