Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Bees and Polliantion

LeFore Honey Farms brings hives to the farmers to increase production, and ensure healthier blooms in the future.
One of the oldest and largest in the Oregon Washington Stateline area, LeFore Honey Farms brings in truckloads of hives to pollinate orchards and fields - increasing yields – by as much as twenty five percent.  As the warm weather flows north, so do the beehives. Into Oregon for the pear and many berry seasons including strawberry, blueberries, blackberries, marionberries, and raspberries.
As the months progress LeFore Honey Farms continues to travel north through Washington's famous apple orchards, bringing hives to work throughout the spring and summer.
As spring turns to summer, LeFore Honey Farms shifts east and travels through Idaho, Montana, and summers in the Dakotas. Once they reach their destination, employees add "supers" to the beehives to encourage honey creation and storage in each hive. An average hive can produce 25 pounds of surplus honey per year and strong hives up to 60 pounds each.

Once the honey is harvested for use, honeybees are prepared to winter over in their hives by checking for disease and viruses that they may have encountered - then treating them to ensure healthy stock for the coming year.

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