Thursday, May 22, 2014

Fresh Nectar..

The bees girls are busy at work, nectar is gathered and made into honey.  When the process is complete, the bees will cap each cell with wax to seal in the honey .  This is a frame showing the nectar in the wax cells before being finished and capped !

Monday, May 19, 2014

Poplar Blossom

The beautiful tulip poplar blossom - responsible for the red tint to our local honey.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Tulip Poplars

Tulip poplar trees are our major local nectar source but they can get quite big so remember this when planting one.

Blackberries and bees !

Are you seeing the wild blackberry bushes in bloom along our roads ?  Good bee food !

Friday, May 9, 2014

The "rush" before the storm

My bees work feverishly before approaching thunderstorms.  Rushing to get that last bit of nectar or pollen before the rain.