This spring as you start to look at your lawn, trying to decide if you should mow or treat or just let it go, consider just letting it go a little. It won’t be too hard to mow. Treating it with chemicals will kill off most of the insects that live there, including the […]
I finally got the fall honey bottled this week. Our new schedule and having a new dog in the house has made it a little harder to get everything done. I ended up with over 30 pounds of honey this fall, which is huge since we didn’t think we would be able to pull any. […]
The final post about honey for this spring. I finally bottled all of it this afternoon, including the Clary Sage batch. I ended up with 38.25 pounds of honey in the end. All of the equipment is outside so the bees can clean it off and take the residue honey back to their hives. Tomorrow […]
I haven’t ever had much luck rendering beeswax from our bees. I am still going to try this year though as I have quite a bit of it. This latest batch looks so pure, I wonder if there will be may impurities at all. Look how pretty: I sold a bunch of honey […]
Honey is ready! Last year our honey was very light (left in picture). This year it is a very dark honey which kind of surprised us. This spring has been odd with rain and colder than normal temps, maybe that is why. I sell honey by the jar not by the pound. One Pound […]
The time has come to harvest our spring honey. We pulled 17 frames out of our hives yesterday and will begin the process of extracting it this afternoon. It will probably take me the better part of the weekend to get all of the honey out, filtered and bottled. I took a couple of pictures […]
In addition to homeschooling and farming, we also keep honeybees. We currently have 5 hives and hope to have some honey soon.