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Nine New Beehives!

Early this morning I heard the familiar rumble of Steve's truck as it idled outside of my bedroom window while he unlocked the gate, getting ready for some bee-time.

I scrambled into my clothes and hightailed it into the yard, sandals still unbuckled. I didn't want to miss anything!

I knew we were going to get some new hives this week, and today was the day. Yay! We've got nine new beehives, plus the four established colonies that have been working steadily all spring. Thirteen! Sounds lucky to me!  

 
 

New Baby Beehives!

We've got nine new beehives. When we go out the back door the aroma of ripening honey fills the air and smells so SWEET!

I just love going back there and watching them in action. They are so active, buzzing all around and pollinating everything in sight...

When they get a little more established, we'll be putting more supers on them so they can store surplus honey. Will keep you posted as to when harvest time is near! 

 
 

The First Honeyflow of the Year! Tropical Wildflower

We just harvested our first honeyflow for 2011. And a Happy New Year it is....60 lbs. of TROPICAL WILDFLOWER honey. It's delicious! All of our honey is RAW....comes out of the hive and into the honey jar....the only "processing" is to strain out the bees who insist on drowning themselves in sweet joy as we harvest the honey.

TROPICAL WILDFLOWER is what I always recommend to customers who suffer from seasonal allergies. Since it contains microscopic bits of pollen from the widest variety of sources it provides the most benefit.

I love it because it's so dynamic....it's flavor, color and viscosity changes throughout the year based on what's in bloom.

Our harvest was a bit smaller than expected, due to cold dry weather. Thankfully we just had a couple of days of rain and so the flowers should be nice and juicy with nectar.

Our bees love that! 

 
 

Fresh From The Hive! 60 lbs. of TROPICAL WILDFLOWER Honey

The Fall honeyflow is ON. We're happy to have a sixty pound bucket of Tropical Wildflower honey, fresh from the hive....and with more on the way. I can smell ripening honey when I walk out my back door, and it smells good! Steve says that someday I'll be able to identify which flowers are blossoming by the aroma of the ripening honey, but I'm not that good yet!

I DO love the way that Tropical Wildflower honey varies from harvest to harvest, based on the combination of nectars that are available in the neighborhood at any given time.

This harvest is a nice medium amber. I think I'll go get myself a spoonful or two. I need the energy! Yum...

 

 
 
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