-Posted By Isaac
Back from Big Sky Country and we seem to be firing on all cylinders. I can't help but wish the engine was bigger though... after seeing some of the commercial beekeeping out there!
I guess the most relevant thing going on is the goldenrod/ aster honey. I've spent this somewhat cold week pulling honey and feeding bees in the gorgeous October sunshine. You really can't beat Fall beekeeping. It's beautiful out, there is a bit less honey so the pace is not as frantic, and you rarely sweat clear through your shirt and jeans like in the middle of July.
I pulled about 2000 pounds this week and we'll cross our fingers for another 2000 lbs or so in the weeks to come.
|Our worker Ryan stays busy in the honey house. |
(At least while I'm looking.)
A week ago Dan Williams, our bee club president tipped me off about a big beekeeper up north who had a bunch of boxes for sale.
So now we have a barn full of winter work. Whew... what a relief. I wouldn't want to take it easy or anything!
|"Daddy, just take the picture so I can go to school."|
On Sunday, Green Been Delivery had their customer appreciation lunch at Blendon Woods Metro Park. I served up cut-comb honey and talked bees.
|Yum! Summer Comb.|
On Wednesday, Jayne took up a rather large order for the Greener Grocer market bag. (Thanks, Colleen!) This program must be a real hit. Every time a market bag order comes it seems to have doubled in size.
|Sorry Jayne, - blurred picture|
|Let's kick the tires'n light the fires, lil Bridge!|
Me... no, not interested. I put the kids to bed and extracted honey for another hour. Hey, somebody's got to keep this country running while you all debate.
Joe Six Pack needs his honey!