The almond bloom is exceptionally late this year due to the cool wet weather. The central and southern parts of the valley are in serious petal fall right now (as the image above shows), and almond growers are nervously wondering how the almond set will develop. Did the bees have enough flying time to get […]
This morning I told Andrew that I needed to fill up a few buckets of honey before preschool. Naturally, he decided that bucket filling should be his morning adventure! Now we have the photo evidence above of his first foray into filling up the bulk containers that provide honey for our serious users 🙂 He […]
For the last couple of weeks, the snow just keeps hitting the Midwest! We haven’t had this much snow in the first two months of the year for over a century. Impressive! I probably have a little higher threshold for the end of winter since there have been a couple of escapes to visit the […]
It felt fitting to snap a farewell shot of the driveway into the almond orchard where I’ve been putting in my days recently. I have no fondness or talent for selfies featuring myself, so apologies for any shortcoming in my technique! As I last mentioned, the bees are looking pretty respectable right now. Around two […]
The Handy ATV + Trailer Bee Feeding Unit All Loaded Up!
Alex Happily Provides Honey to the People!
An image from along the Cedar River in Cedar Rapids, IA. January 2019
A Pollination Holding Yard — Three truckloads from another Iowa beekeeper!
Alex and I have been living the beekeeper’s working vacation in Phoenix at the AHPA meeting. This is the January moment when the American Honey Producers Association holds a conference somewhere warm. Alex got a gold star for wearing a bee shirt at the conference today! This is the fiftieth celebration for the organization. There […]
We are excited to adventure into 2019! It is going to be an exciting year for certain. All aspects of our activities seem to be going through some changes that seem to be for the better . . . hopefully we feel the same at the end of the year! One of the happy events […]