Welcome to 2019! We’re taking orders again for our yummy Scott County (MN) honey.
It’s been a pretty low-yield year. I’m not sure why we didn’t get the production that we had in 2016, but our bees are looking really healthy going into Fall & Winter, and the relatively small amount that we harvested is really good.
August/September means that the last of the goldenrod and small fall flowers are blooming, and the bees are getting ready for winter.
The bees on Zweber Farm (Elko/New Market…where Willie’s hive is) really worked their little hearts out to get flying and bring in nectar. Remember that a honeybee will only produce 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime. But it’s time for harvest and extraction. This year, our Elko/NewMarket honey is quite a bit darker in color, and the flavor is rich, with a long finish. Not as dark as buckwheat honey, but a little darker than last year
We’ve had one hive on Zweber’s farm dedicated to my son Will, who was killed in a tragic train accident in September 2012. The hive in the pictures, was painted his favorite color, yellow. We didn’t get any honey from that hive last year (OR in 2016), but we’ve harvested this hive separately to keep this honey as special as possible. Proceeds from the special bottling go to a specific organization in Will’s name.
The rest of our hives’s honey will be extracted, blended and bottled as “Sweetness Of Beeing” 2019 honey, and if early taste tests are any indication, this is going to be a really good year. (We did enter 12 bottles into the MN State Fair…look for our entry if you visit the Ag Building).
If you’re in the Mpls/StP area, be sure to use the option code “pickup” in your PayPal cart to avoid shipping costs — we’ll be delivering in the Twin Cities metro.
(Also, you may see a line item “tax” on your PayPal. This item is really not tax, rather it helps cover the 3-1/4% credit card fees that we’re charged. And there isn’t a way to denote that in the PayPal ordering system)
(LOCAL Minnesota orders only, this year please. We will not be selling outside Minnesota, and we’re sorry about that)