Eugene Makovec

Now available at Brown’s AroundTheBlock in Troy, Missouri!

We are happy to once again have our honey in Brown’s Smokehouse Meats! This was the Winfield store I was bounced out of in August 2014 after the Missouri health department decided, almost comically, that small beekeepers were a threat to the public health. I took it personally, went to work and got the law changed! You [...]

Surrounded by Ag – and Pollinators!

Four years ago we moved bees from Kirkwood, Missouri – the heart of the St. Louis suburbs – to our new home in rural Lincoln County. We live in a development that was cut out of farmland in 1999. Its 33 properties range from two-and-a-half to five acres, and perhaps 20 are occupied. The tiny [...]

How Do Bees Survive the Winter?

How Do Bees Survive the Winter? People ask us every year at this time, “What do your bees do in the winter? Do they hibernate?” They actually remain quite active, and you will see them out and about on days when temperatures approach 50°F. In fact, the honeybee is the only type of bee or wasp that remains [...]