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Queen Rearing, Splits, Overwintered Nucs, and maintaining a healthy colony

Latest Project

Field of Dreams

Every year I try to incorporate something into our farm that will make it better and more sustainable. Last year I decided to put my money where my mouth is and put some of our row crop field into CRP pollinator habitat. The folks at the FSA office were very helpful in helping me wade through the paperwork. In all I ordered seed for about 14 acres. 2 acres are in CRP the balance will be done without assistance. Some of the plantings include the ditches along the road on two sides of our property, several pockets of pollinator forage, and there is 8 acres of pasture that I planted the remainder of the seed. This year I will add another 11 acres of pollinator habitat. In the first photo above you may only see a field with the residuals of last year’s corn or some seeds sprouting, but what I see is an optimistic view of the future.

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Upcoming Events:

    Nebraska Beekeepers Association Events:


    NBA's Picnic in the Park

  • Join the Nebraska Beekeepers Association for a Picnic in the Park! Come and chat about bees and beekeeping in a relaxing picnic-potluck luncheon. A few announcements will be made at the start of the event but after that- it's open chat!
    Sunday, April 30th, 11:00 a.m.
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    NBA's Bee Fun Day

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Contact Info:

Ron Babcock

Babcock Farms
30571 Road B
Glenvil, NE