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The first harvest of the season

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The first harvest of the season

July 17, 2017  22° Sticky                                 graphic: Dallas Guihan

"Hello fresh air and sunshine, come pouring through my room"            g.clair

Thirty-two hives seemed like a good idea this spring, when the bees were so audibly happy to be freed of their winter cloaks and the post-rain forage was promising wondrous things to come.Now those wondrous things have come to pass, transformed into quantities of honey I have never seen from my smaller 8-frame hives....

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Terroir-based honey vs. single source

Terroir-based honey vs. single source

July 12, 2017 29°

Terroir: resulting from the distinctive features of the environment, such as geology, climate and terrain. 

Nothing makes me happier than taking time during the day to wander along the roadside and through the fields to see what my bees are foraging on. They always look so happy and focussed as they bounce gracefully from flower to flower, humming as they go. Maybe they secretly like the independence and relative quiet, so different than the collectivity of the hive. Maybe they're a little high from the nectar and sun and the pollen gathering on their fuzz....