Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Great Falls Montana
    Posts
    4,064

    Default Sunrise honey Company

    I returned to beekeeping after 25 years out of it and by chance was referred to Sunrise Honey Company as a source for bees. I contracted for my six five frame nucs and recieved them as promised in the middle of April. They were five frames of brood and adhering bees! They were not just five frames in a paper box with some brood and bees. The queens were in cages so some will argue that they were just splits. Our weather immediately went to pot and for six weeks they were only able to sit in boxes and shiver! In my previous experience I had run Italians only. The Carniolans I tried this time, just refused to brood up and explode in that cold weather as i thought they should, me remembering Italians. But in spite of drawing almost all new foundation and being split, they still produced over 80 pounds surplus and each have two heavy deep brood chambers. Only two of the splits will need some feed to beef up for the winter. All summer I was disappointed in these bees til I saw how much honey went into the tank! After monitoring drone brood and doing sugar rolls, my mite count is still very low. These bees are also amazingly mild compared to the commercial italians I used to run. Mr. Earl and his son in law are a good source for bees if you are in the North West and I heartily recommend them. They are located in the Spokane area.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Newman Lake, Wa.
    Posts
    154

    Default Re: Sunshine honey Company

    I will agree with Vance on his report for this outfit, and the bees. The NUC they sold this year were heavy and well put together, but I will have to say they were splits rather than operational colony. No complaints from me on that point as they worked out well regardless. None of the queens provided were rejected or superseded, and were all strong layers.

    Website with contact info for them;

    http://sunrisehoney.com/
    Last edited by honeyman46408; 09-10-2011 at 12:03 PM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    belleville, michigan, USA
    Posts
    34

    Default Re: Sunshine honey Company

    I would have loved splits with queen in cage. My overwintered nucs
    were queenless with supercedure cells.
    Last edited by drice; 09-11-2011 at 01:23 AM.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Great Falls Montana
    Posts
    4,064

    Default Re: Sunshine honey Company

    The carnies i got have wintered well, at least the winter we have had which hasn't been bad. I am planning another order now.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Ads