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Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and my website! Sorry for the long intro but some peeps have no morals!

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*David Winters
(Long Creek Apiaries), purchased and relinquished the domain name "rushriverhoneycompany.com" I did not authorize David Winters to use my company name or my trademarks. This website contains junk, thanks to David Winters. "rushriverhoneycompany.com" is not affiliated or associated in any way with me or my business.

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Many of you are looking to purchase bees for spring. Educate yourself and buy from a reputable company. Utilize the search engines, the bee forums, the BBB, the states Consumer Affairs Division. If you are looking for russians, you might check with the RHBA. About David Winters of Long Creek Apiaries; my page describes my experience with this company, and a Utah reporters article fighting for your honey...bees....

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NEED HONEY???™ Rush River Gold™ Honey

NEED HONEY? My honey is pure wildflower honey, harvested from my bees in the Rush River Valley of El Paso, Wisconsin.  I have a number of jar sizes to suit your needs and a limited amount of comb honey.  Please email me for a price list.  Also,  I will be happy to answer any questions you may have about how my honey is produced......my email address: riverbee at:

thank you for supporting me and my honeybees!

Rush River Gold™ Comb Honey

Easy, Natural Hand Cut Comb Honey!

For all beekeepers who would like to try a cut comb honey method with minimal expense, and using equipment you already have. I'd be happy to answer any questions, just 'buzz' me an email!

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These golden 4 oz glass jars filled with Rush River Gold™ Wildflower Honey are great gifts!  These little gems are a replica from the 1800's and are known as 'Muth' jars.  These jars have an engraved bee skep hive on the front and a cork stopper with the words ' Pure Honey' stamped in the cork.  I heat shrink and seal the cork stopper (not shown), and tie them with my label, Rush River Gold™, and colorful strands of rafia.  These jars also make awesome wedding or shower gifts!


This is an 8 oz, 1800's replica glass 'Muth' jar filled with Rush River Gold™ Wildflower Honey! Like the 4 oz replica, I  heat shrink and seal the stamped 'Pure Honey' cork stopper (not shown), and tie with my Rush River Gold™ label and colorful strands of rafia!

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My Solar Wax Melter!

My first solar wax melter!  I built this last October to melt all the wax cappings and wax scrapings i have stored in my freezer for the past 6 years.  I built the box to fit the window.  It was a labor of love plus a lot of non Disney language, (like aw fooey), along the way while building.  I am a good carpenter, but not a tinner (my brother is, I could have used his help!)  The window was a defective window I saved from when we replaced the windows in our home.  Beeswax melts at about 160 degrees.  The wax is heated and bleached naturally by the sun; filtered through hardware cloth, window screening and paper towel, to a pan below.  This will give me very clean wax for making lip balm or candles,or giving away to hunters with bowstrings or fishers with fishing rods. I put an oven temperature gauge in the box to keep track of the heat. Too much heat will destroy the color and properties of the wax once it has melted.  It was about 70 degrees today and a little cool, but this wax began to melt within 1 hour.


The queen bee, without her the hive will not survive.  Note the worker bees surrounding her in a circle with their antennae touching her.  This is a form of communication.