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West Haven, UT Food
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Bee Vision is a living work of art. It is a unique look into a honey hive.

West Haven, UT Food
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Who we are

Dandelion Farms is a new family farm that is all about our community.  Our goal is to supply natural and organic food below box store prices, to help families that are struggling get healthy meals, provide food for those in need, and provide a local market for our area.

What we are doing

One of our passions is honey bees and we want to share our passion with you.  We have created a living art project we call Bee Vision.  Bee vision is a hive with several cameras mounted in the hive as well as on the front porch of the hive.  This will give you a unique view of the hive.  It is a chance to study the bees and watch the life cycle of a bee.  We are excited to build a website to share these cameras with you.

Risks and challenges

Most of the cost to start a hive is the hive itself. A hive consists of a base, a bottom board, minimum of four boxes, minimum of forty frames, queen excluder, inner cover, outer cover, and feeder. The great thing is that all of this can be used over and over again. So the real risk lies in the bees themselves.

There are three main issues that can arrive. One is that a colony swarms or dies off. Although you cannot completely eliminate this risk you can reduce the likelihood of it happening by keeping the hive large enough and the bees happy. In the event that you still loose a hive, you can introduce a new colony if its early enough or wait for the next season. The seconding problem is that a queen my die, leave, or not be accepted. This has a simple solution, introduce a new queen or let the hive grow one. The third concern would be that the new hives only produce enough honey for their winter and do not produce enough honey to fulfil the rewards. There is some risk that this can happen, but I have had great success in the past with hives producing their first year.

The best part about hives is that they are very resilient. The most that is at risk is that honey cannot be pulled until the next season.

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    Name a bee! Anything you want. That girl that broke your heart, give her a real stinger. Share your name with all the world. Or simply come up with something ridiculous. All names will be listed on our website with each hive.

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    Bee Vision! Ever wanted to go in a hive and see how it was done. Now you can! With Bee Vision you will receive access to two webcams one mounted in the hive and another mounted on the hive porch. So sit back and watch the work!

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    A Little Taste! We will send you an 8 oz jar of our honey, straight from the girls in the hive. Also name a bee on us!

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    Sweet Treat And A Show! Enjoy our 8 oz jar of honey while watching the bee vision. While you watch name one of our girls.

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    Bee Vision and a Dandelion Farms T! Show your community spirit in pride with one of our Dandelion Farms Ts

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    The Honey Sampler! Want to know how different honey can taste, we will send 3 8 oz jars of honey from different hive locations and times of the year. Enjoy the unique flavors from all around our area. Also name a bee on us, and enjoy Bee vision!

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    The Whole Jar! Need more than a taste? Well get the whole jar all for you! Enjoy our raw honey. It has a great taste and if you are around the Salt Lake valley it may even help with your allergies. We will even let you name a bee or two, and you will also get access to Bee Vision.

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    A Helping Hand! At Dandelion Farms we are all about the community, and I know we're not alone. So enjoy your jar of honey and I will donate another one to a local food bank or shelter on your behalf. Enjoy Bee Vision and name a few bees on us!

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    Bee Keeper for A Day! Head out to the farm suit up and dive into a hive! Inspect the work, see the different stages of bee development. While your out we will pull some honey from the hive and send you away with two jars of honey! As a bee keeper you will also enjoy the Bee Vision and you will name the queen bee of your hive. You along with your queen will also be listed as the hive master for your hive on our web site. You will also look sooo stylish in one of our Ts

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    Hive Master! Now you have a hive! Come out to the farm open her up and see how things are going. Pull some honey, name the bees, even the queen. Go ahead its your hive. Enjoy the Bee Vision as well as two jars of honey each year for the next five years. Your hive, queen and bees will be listed on our website.

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Funding period

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