Here’s the deadline we can’t put off at the Rogue Farms Hopyard.
In about three weeks, someone’s going to pull up in a big truck and unload 100 starter hives, also known as nucs. It’s a huge expansion of the Rogue Hopyard apiary.
That gives us three weeks to finish constructing 200 new hive boxes and 200 new super boxes. Otherwise the new honeybees won’t have a place to live.
We’re confident that Josh will be done building the new hives and have them in place by the time the nucs appear in mid-May.
Although it’s hard to make predictions, the 100 new hives will increase our honey production by about 4000 pounds. And that will mean more Rogue Farms 19 Original Colonies Mead and Honey Kolsch for us to enjoy later in the year.