Category Archives: Beekeeping

Boost sales at fall farmers markets

As days grow shorter and nights grow cooler (maybe), many growers see their largest harvests of the year. Be sure to sell that bountiful harvest at its freshest. UVM Extension’s Mary Peabody, Director of the Women’s Agricultural Network and UVM … Continue reading

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HoneyMaker Mead from Maine Mead Works

According to the American Mead Makers Association, in 2000, there were under two dozen commercial meaderies in the United States. By 2015, there are nearly 250. In 2014 alone, 40 new meaderies have opened. Maine Mead Works is one of … Continue reading

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Prepare for your first farm loan & get ready for credit – Part 2

Beginning farmers can secure their first farm loan if they develop a plan for how the money will be spent, and how the loan will be repaid. A plan can allow a farmer to purchase equipment using a low interest … Continue reading

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Prepare for your first farm loan & get ready for credit – Part 1

How does a beginning farmer secure their first farm loan? A farmer may wish to purchase equipment using a loan instead of taking on expensive credit card debt for cash flow until harvest brings cash. Most lenders seek similar business … Continue reading

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The secrets of a successful Farmers Market

Thriving Farmers Markets have loyal customers and great vendors. The market’s customers spend money, return regularly and bring friends. Successful vendors bring great products, friendly smiles and the right pricing, week after week. The 2014 RI Farmers Market Manager Conference … Continue reading

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Honey as a Wound Treatment

The ancients managed bees and used honey as a salve or poultice on wounds and boils to prevent infection and speed healing. Doctors and healers around the world use honey or even table sugar in open wounds to lower the … Continue reading

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Host a successful field day

Share your variety trial, on-farm experiment results or great new equipment with fellow farmers and researchers. Combine this message with other topics and offer a 4 to 6 hour field day. Charlie White of Penn State Extension and Molly Hamilton … Continue reading

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