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Honey Crop Update — July 2020

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We always wonder if there will be a surplus honey crop. Average yields fluctuate annually, the exact timing of the surplus flows shifts around by weeks, and there is always the sad possibility of an utter dearth when we harvest nothing substantial. The good news? We don’t have an utter dearth for 2020! Phil has […]

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Honey Flow Potential: June 2020

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June is almost always a time of great hope for an impressive honey flow in Iowa. As the image above shows, we’ve been running around getting boxes on everything in hopes of catching some early surplus honey. Andrew has enjoyed climbing around the trucks and making “steps” of the boxes so that he can get […]

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Go bees go! June 2018

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The bees are moved out and boxed up.  There were several locations that caught a good flow off of black locust this year–and even if some of it stayed in the brood chambers, there were also a good number that made excellent progress in a box or two of surplus.  It has been several years […]