Welcome to October 2017! We’re going to be 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 2015, but our bees are healthy going into Fall & Winter, and the relatively small amount that we harvested is really good.
As a special treat, 2017 had a fair Basswood bloom (basswood, or Linden trees produce thousands of nectar-producing flowers in each tree) The basswood didn’t bloom in 2015 or 2016, so we were all looking forward to that honey this year. Basswood honey has a slight greenish tinge to it, and a faint minty aftertaste…but more than anything, it’s just delicious.
October means that the last of the goldenrod and small fall flowers are done bloming, 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.
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 hivethis year, but we’ll see about getting those bees to cooperate next year. We harvest 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. Next year.
The rest of our hives’s honey will be extracted, blended and bottled as “Sweetness Of Beeing” 2017 honey, and if early taste tests are any indication, this is going to be a really good year.
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 not tax, rather it helps cover the 3-1/4% credit card fees)
(LOCAL Minnesota orders only, this year please)