Blueberry U-Pick season is three weeks away and the bushes are full of ripening fruit.
Tag Archives: Honey
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
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!
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”
How to slide through a war-zone roadblock
I remember a story about how a woman imprisoned in Auschwitz was thankful for the infestation of fleas. The infestation was so bad that it kept the guards out of the barracks and as such, made the women’s lives easier. Check out this story from the Guradian’s Bethan McKernan about beekeepers in Yemen. Not onlyContinue reading “How to slide through a war-zone roadblock”