Blueberry U-Pick season is three weeks away and the bushes are full of ripening fruit.
Tag Archives: Bees
April 22: Green, Healthy, Earthy–A day for those who 💜💚💛their children and the Earth
There is no Plan(et) B. Happy Earth Day from Big Branch Apiary.
How to get real honey? Buy local, folks.
All UK honey tested in EU fraud investigation fails authenticity test https://amp.theguardian.com/food/2023/mar/26/uk-honey-fails-authenticity-test
January 15th: A winter reminder
It’s been tees & shorts weather for a week, but two light freezes have reminded us to keep the insulated coveralls at the ready. And we are, ready that is. Pipes are insulated, plants are mulched, and heaters are going in the barn for the chicks and in the greenhouse for the seedlings. Yesterday, theContinue reading “January 15th: A winter reminder”
January 2nd: Hangry and armed with a Stinger
“The bee is domesticated but not tamed.” ~ William Longgood A week and a half ago I put out a feeder to see if the bees were hungry. Also a week and a half ago the Gulf Coast hadn’t plunged into sub-freezing temps. Though a lesser version of their summer splendor, flowers were still bloomingContinue reading “January 2nd: Hangry and armed with a Stinger”
Open , but by “appointment”
The blueberry season was a bit short, likely due to the heat but we still have lots of local honey and plenty of fresh eggs. Someone is usually at the farm but before you make the drive, check in just in case we’re not manned. You can call or text 985-422-0880 to make arrangements forContinue reading “Open , but by “appointment””
…in spite of the heat, rain, deer flies, & state “bird” we’re open every Tuesday & Saturday, or by appointment, until the blueberry harvest is done. Right now the bushes are LOADED! We also have eggs, and honey–raw, local, pure–pulled from the hives this week. See you on the farm!
Open 4 Biz!
Big Branch Apiary will finally open for picking this Saturday, June 4th, 2022. Today we picked blueberries in real quantities. It took three of us an hour to pick two gallons. Advertised hours have changed: we’ll open 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM Saturdays & Tuesdays. It’s highly recommended you call or text us at 985-422-0880Continue reading “Open 4 Biz!”
Harvest updates from the apiary
Click on the following link for updated information on our anticipated blueberry and honey availability. https://mailchi.mp/%5Bxxxxxx%5D/harvest-updates-from-the-apiary
I can’t stress enough the value of having an experienced mentor when you take on beekeeping. I had never considered putting pollen out for our girls until prompted by my #Hivesforheroes mentor, Scott Steele. At first I put the pollen he gave me out just to be polite, so when he asked if I hadContinue reading “Pollen feed-frenzy”