Welcome to 2020! Cindy and I are taking orders again for our yummy Scott County (MN) honey. (Like last year, we can only sell to Minnesota customers …sorry) Click here to order
It’s been a pretty low-yield year. But our bees are looking really healthy going into Fall, and the relatively small amount that we harvested is really good. (We are going to leave 100 pounds of honey in each hives for the bees’ winter stores). We’re also down to 4 hives, instead of the 12-15 hives we’ve had in the past years.
August/September will mean 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…) 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 lighter in color, and the flavor is rich, but slightly peppery with a long finish. We never know where those bees will go for the nectar, but there are lots of wildflowers, clover, alfalfa and farmers’ gardens all over the foraging range (3-5 mile radius from the hive is a lot of acres).
The rest of our hives’ honey will be extracted, blended and bottled as “Sweetness Of Beeing” 2020 honey, and if early taste tests are any indication, this is going to be a really good year. (Last year we entered 12 bottles into the MN State Fair…but didn’t win any awards.) This year, State Fair was canceled due to the CoronaVirus.
We also have a limited quantity of beeswax candles for sale that we’ve made from our wax. Beeswax candles burn cleaner, and don’t release harmful paraffin toxins into the air.
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 just can’t sell outside Minnesota, Shipping is just too costly to mail honey, postage is often more than the price of the honey.