Category: Beekeeping

Beekeeper Roda’s Story

My name is Roda. I am the owner of Indigo Acres Apiary in Rockford, Michigan. I was born a nature girl. I spent my childhood exploring the woods, catching critters, and gardening with my dad. Even then, I was easily distracted by bees, butterflies,…

Inspect with a Purpose

As spring arrives, I become more and more excited to begin hive inspections. As much as I enjoy inspections, I want to make sure I am not opening a hive just to say “hello” to my sweet ladies. Before I inspect a hive, I…

Let’s Talk Pollen!

Pollen is a protein food source for the bees. This powdery substance is collected from flowers, by the forager bees, and brought back to the hive and stored in cells. Pollen is then used to make bee bread, (a mixture of honey and pollen)…

Autumn Gifts

Here in West Michigan, our leaves are changing and there is definitely a chill in the air. Hello, October! I feel like it was just yesterday that I was saying “hello” to our sweet honey bees, after a long and challenging winter. Time sure…

Spring Has Sprung!

Here in Michigan, Spring has sprung! We are excited to report that we have been able to complete our first comprehensive inspections, on all of our hives! We overwintered 100% of our hives and our mite tests were clear. This is a fabulous way…

Welcome!

Hello and welcome to the new site of Indigo Acres Apiary, located in Rockford, Michigan! My name is Roda, and I am the owner of Indigo Acres Apiary, LLC. I am so excited to kick off our 2019 beekeeping season and share our adventures….