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Fine Nubian Goats, Honey Bees and Wood Working Since 1987
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Nubian Goats

We raise purebred Nubians with the exception of one American Nubian bloodline that dates from our founding herd. Herd health is maintained by prevention as much as possible. Our goats are abscess and CAE free. We usually test for CAE every three to four years.

 

The Nubian goat is a large, proud, graceful dairy goat of mixed Asian, African, and European origin.  It is known for producing quality, high butterfat, milk. Because of the high fat content, Nubian milk is considered to have more flavor than lower butterfat milk .

 

The Nubian dairy goat was developed in Great Britain, a mixture of native milking stock and goats from the Middle East and North Africa. The distinguishing characteristics are its large, pendulous ears and Roman nose. Considered a dairy or dual-purpose breed, Nubians are known for the high butterfat of their milk.  They are large goats, with does weighing at least 130lbs. The head is the distinctive breed characteristic, with the facial profile between the eyes and the muzzle being strongly convex (Roman nose). Read more...

 

Beeyard

Honey Bees

Our bees came along the same year as our goats.  For many years we varied between two and four hives.  In the past couple of years, we have expanded our Apiary up to 10-15 hives.  We’ll see where we are in the spring of this year.  Our bees have been treatment free since 2002.  They are mutt bees, a mixture of Three Banded Italian, Russian, Carolinian, Buckfast, All American and wild bees in the area.  They are natural and small cell honey bees. They seem like good honey producers.  In a regular year, they make 60lbs a hive, while the boomer hives will give three to four supers in a great year.

 

Our bees are a mixture of the following races:

Italian Honey Bees

These are very gentle and great honey producers.  Caucasian can work flowers other honey bees cannot work, due to them having a longer proboscis or tongue.  The Carniolans build up fast, are not prone to robbing, very gentle and good comb producers.  They need to be watched for swarming  tendencies. Read more...