2020 Nucleus Colonies & Lavender Plants

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This was the first look at the overwintering nucleus colonies.  I love these candy boards that are placed on the nucs as they are packed up for winter in October.  This allows any excess moisture to be wicked away from the colony and provides an “in house winter activity” for the bees as they go through a variable 6 month CO winter.

Hopefully this last winter cold spell will move on and we can look forward to the first fruit tree and dandelion bloom to know spring has come.

I was also able to get 4 trays of 32 Lavandula Angustifolia plugs that I started last summer moved up into 4″ pots after spending the winter in AZ.  This gave these small cuttings an extra 6 months of growth… This will really help with the early requests for plants that are usually in limited supply until June.  Either “contact us” or look for us at the Downtown Farmers Market starting in May…