Rosecomb Apiaries

Welcome to Rosecomb Apiaries.
-Michael Wilson – Clinton, TN 37716 Contact here

Here at Rosecomb Apiaries, the focus is on local honey and pollen production using sustainable beekeeping practices. I raise my own queens to head colonies, evaluating potential breeders for resistance to the parasites and diseases that cause many problems for beekeepers now days. This allows me to make purely natural food that is pleasing to the tast and your health.

HoneySelection

Please see my blog to learn about Rosecomb Apiaries and keeping bees or use the menu at the top to learn more about our honey and pollen.

February 2012. Being an unusually warm winter for our area, the bees have been going gangbusters since the beginning of January. The maple flow seems very good.

February 2012., an unusually warm winter, was not repeated in 2013 where late winter was cold and wet.

 

Hive Sarming

Hive Sarming

 

Swarm Caught

Swarm Caught

 

Jerusalem Artichoke by Claude Monet depicts one of many native American sunflower species important to honey bees and native bees. And of course bees are important to this plant's reproduction. Beyond being attractive, people enjoy the tubers produced by this plant for food, animal feed, and to brew spirits.

Jerusalem Artichoke Flowers by Claude Monet (1880) depicts one of many native American sunflower species important to honey bees and native bees. And of course bees are important to this plant’s reproduction by providing pollination. Like all sunflowers, it requires cross pollination between plants to produce viable seed. Beyond being an attractive subject for world renown artworks, people enjoy the tubers produced by this plant as food for humans and farm animals, and to brew spirits. This is one of many bee dependent organisms I saw on display at the National Gallery of Art in Summer, 2013.