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Second Life for a Beehive Making Table Saw

Second Life for a Beehive Making Table Saw

For about 40 years, I used my trusty second hand table saw to build all sorts of beekeeping equipment.  In 2018, decided to upgrade my saw and to sell my old saw.  I put a "For sale" sign on it at a very reasonable (almost free) price and placed it outside out store.  After little interest was shown, Nicaragua came to mind! For years I have been involved with The Nicaragua Bee Project (Click here for their Facebook page) and I knew the perfect person who could use this saw.  A beekeeper named Francisco who we have known from the...  Read more

What do beekeepers do during winter?

What do beekeepers do during winter?

Comb honey is the best way to enjoy Dancing Bear honey.  It is the natural honeycomb just as the bees produce it.  Comb honey is a very difficult product to find but we make sure that we have it available to our customers all year long at a very reasonable price.  This is an explanation of some of the work that goes into producing this beautiful and tasty product.  Read more

Frostbitten cat

Frostbitten cat

Last winter someone found a cat that had been left in the cold and brought it to a local Waupaca Veterinarian.  The cat’s front paws were severely frostbitten and they thought they were going to have to amputate them.   Before amputating, the vet's office had a jar of Dancing Bear honey in their kitchen.  They used the honey as a wound dressing, applying it and wrapping the cats paws.  The cat made a complete recovery. Thanks to our local vet for thinking of the healing power of honey! Due to privacy concerns, we hired an actor cat to stand in...  Read more

The Greatest Honeybee Migration in the World.

The Greatest Honeybee Migration in the World.

We just returned from checking on our bees in California. Our honeybees take part in the greatest migration of honeybees in the world. California has one million acres of almonds that require two colonies per acre to pollinate. These bees are critical for the trees to produce nuts. Over two-thirds of all honeybee colonies in the United States help out the almond growers including our bees. This also allows our bees to bypass the Wisconsin winters that can cause colonies to die. The bees arrive back here in Wisconsin at the end of March ready to go! I had the...  Read more

Interview with Outdoor Wisconsin

Interview with Outdoor Wisconsin

Congratulations to Milwaukee PBS/Outdoor Wisconsin segment producer Jeff Kelm who won a first place AGLOW Award for Excellence for his segment “Honeybees in Peril”. Said Jeff Kelm, "I enjoyed producing the segment on honeybees, which we shot at Dancing Bear Apiary in Waupaca County with Wisconsin Honey Producers Association President, Kent Pegorsch. I am a honey producer myself, and the information Kent provided was a real eye-opener." We were honored to be part of the special segment on honeybees produced for Outdoor Wisconsin.   You can follow this link in this photo to watch the segment.    Read more