We have our bee packages!! They will be installed tomorrow am! Each box is 3lbs of bees which equates to approximately 20,000 bees!
Sugar water made and hives are all set up! We are getting very excited for Friday! 🐝🐝
It was a busy day at Twin Bears Maple Works!
Eric sanitized the evaporator in the sugar shack and set up the bee yard. Electric fence and all…You are not getting our bees Justin timBEARlake!! 🐻
Thank god we could put the twins to work!! (Just kidding. They loved running around with Grandpa & Bentley. They also enjoyed the wheel barrows Mem & Pep sent!)
The Beeyard all laid out
Fence wire up, mulched & cinderblocks for hive stands.
Another angle to show the gate opening. All that’s left is to hook up the fence energizer!
Hives are all ready to be painted tomorrow!
We also have some Twin Bears Swag ready to ship to sunny Florida!
We hope you enjoyed this beautiful spring day like we did!
Today was beehive assembly day! It was a wonderful afternoon. It was only me and another twin boy mom. She is also a financial advisor…if you know my past life then you know my mind was blown! We had a moment like the stepbrothers movie “what!?” “Did we just become best friends?!” “YUP!!”
Above is a picture of the first assembled hive and 10 frames!
This week I will be busy assembling the rest of the hive supers and painting them and assembling the rest of the frames. Also getting the bee yard prepared and electric fence up and running. You could say we are busy bees!!!
Stay tuned for May 11th…Bee day!!!
Thank you to our awesome neighbor for starting the boiling at 3:30 this afternoon. Terry estimated we are getting 10 gallons of sap an hour running into the tank. Check out all the sweetness we bottled!
I gave it a try this evening at making maple sugar. My first go around I made a rookie mistake and heated the syrup to 235 degrees. (This is the temperature you heat the syrup to if you want to make candy). So we had some maple candy-BONUS. Pretty awesome mistake if you ask me and it was twin approved!
We need to figure out how to keep the mistake batch this caramel consistency- ice cream sundaes anyone?!?!
The second try I heated the syrup to 262 degrees and with a few minutes in the kitchen aid mixer we had sugar. We can’t wait to try it in our coffee tomorrow morning.
Sweet sugar victory!
It was an exciting weekend, we bottled our first 2 gallons of Maple Syrup. Take a look at the process below.
It’s starting to thaw here and things are getting muddy. We should see lots of sap flow this week. Can’t wait to report back what we make!