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Beekeeping

 

store1If you are interested in beekeeping, you’ve come to the right place!

Tubbs’ Berry Farm is southern Idaho’s source for beekeeping supplies! We have beekeeping equipment on hand for sale in our store year round. We are an authorized Mann Lake Dealer and carry many of their products, plus other items we have tested and love. We also teach beekeeping classes, and sell package bees. If you are in the Twin Falls area, or stopping through, give us a call and come see what we have to offer!

We are also involved with  the Magic Valley Beekeepers, a local group of beekeepers in the Magic Valley. Sign up for their email list at www.MagicValleyBeekeepers.org!

A few hints for new beekeepers. (Check out our FAQ page or take a class for more!) Click here to order bees!

  1. Start with 2 hives your first year if you can afford to do it. This allows for comparison between hives, and will give you a hive to pull eggs and brood from if you have a weak hive.
  2. Take a class. If you can’t take a class, read up on caring for bees. Beekeeping is not difficult, but please keep your bees and the other bees in the area healthy by knowing how to care for them. First Lessons in Beekeeping is a great starting book (yes, we have it in stock). It is about $10 so it isn’t expensive, and I believe the Twin Falls Library does have a copy.
  3. Get involved with your local bee club. MagicValleyBeekeepers.org is here in Southern Idaho.
  4. If you have questions, please ask! We want you to be successful and will do our best to answer your questions!

Swarms
If you have a swarm of bees in your tree, call us and we will do our best to find a home for it! Please note that swarms are usually only there for a few minutes to a day and will generally not sting if left alone. They can be a bit unnerving, especially if you have a fear of stinging insects. Don’t panic, they are simply looking for a new home! Give us a call and we’ll do our best to help!

 If you are interested in capturing swarms you may contact magic valley beekeepers and get listed on their online swarm list. That way people can contact you if a swarm is sighted in your area! info@magicvalleybeekeepers.org or www.MagicValleyBeekeepers.org