Welcome to 2019! We’re taking orders again for our yummy Scott County (MN) honey. (we can only sell to Minnesota customers this year…sorry) Click here to order
It’s been a pretty low-yield year. I’m not sure why we didn’t get the production that we had “way back” in 2016, 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)
August/September means that the last of the goldenrod and small fall flowers are blooming, and the bees are getting ready for winter.
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 enough honey from that hive this year (OR last year), but we would have harvested this hive separately to keep this honey as special as possible. Proceeds from the future special bottling will be earmarked to go to a specific organization in Will’s name. Click here for order form
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 lighter in color, and the flavor is rich, with a long finish.
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…although we didn’t win any ribbons this year).
We also have a limited quantity of beeswax candles that we 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 will not be selling outside Minnesota, and we’re sorry about that)