I’ve been on the road the last couple of days. Yesterday I had to drive to Waverly, NY to drop off a load of beeswax and pick up some empty bottles and today to Geneva, NY to get 4 drums of Orange Blossom honey. I rather enjoyed the trips as it has been years since I have been able to go to either place. The traffic and road construction were a “downer” but I took my wife with me on today’s trip and we stopped for lunch on the way back. It was a buffet lunch so we stuffed ourselves…no dinner required tonight….uhhhhhhhh.
We bottled all of the Basswood honey into jars on Thursday and before I left this morning I helped get most of a tank of Clover honey bottled. It’s good to see that we are able to replenish a lot of our inventory that was getting rather low. We also bottled some of that Alfalfa we got in right out of the drum and into some jars in a nice creamy form. It is such a nice, smooth honey and we have some people that like it that way. We don’t have this honey advertised on our website but you can order some by calling us. It is available in 1 lb., 2 lb. and 5 lb. jars – it is priced the same as the regular Alfalfa honey.
We have had some rain and things are starting to perk back up around here. It seems cooler today at 84 degrees as compared to the 90′s and 100′s we have had. The bees look good but whether or not we are going to be able to say this year was a good production year…remains to be seen. Normally the Goldenrod and Aster are big sources of nectar for the bees in the late summer and fall but with all the hot weather the plants are stunted to say the least. We are keeping our fingers crossed that we will have some extra honey to pull off this fall.