While June’s arrival signals the start of summer and all the delightful offerings we dream of in cold, dreary February, it also signals the dreaded end of the nectar flow here in Maryland. It’s been an interesting flow, one with heavy, prolonged rains, but also one with nectar stores now needing to be cured. Our… Continue reading Hello, Summer!
Great things often come from small beginnings. Such was the case with my honey harvest this year. This honey harvest is one for the books. You’ll recall the winter loss of my amazing blue queen who produced gentle, diligent bees that provided a wonderful honey harvest last year. It was a sad affair for me,… Continue reading Honey Harvest 2017
A fast warm up with not just warm but down right hot days this spring allowed plants to bloom early, providing pollen and nectar to pollinators searching for much needed food. The past few weeks were more indicative of spring with lots of rain and cooler weather, although the whole package is typical Maryland weather- unpredictable. … Continue reading The Magic of Nectar Becoming Honey