Bees Have Been Busy

The other day we braved the very high temperatures and checked on all of the bee hives.  Everything seems to be doing well and we added some more supers to the hives.  Some of the hives are slower than others, but generally they are bringing in plenty of nectar.  We are trying to figure out whether or not they were behind last years progress at this time and think it is slightly slower due to the cold, late spring.  Over all,  things look good though.  In anticipation of the upcoming honey harvest, I decided to order the containers that we will use to package the honey in.  It will be good to be prepared ahead of time.

 The girls told me that the supers were gaining weight rapidly and we should be able to take a harvest off in a couple of weeks.  In the mean time, as we wait, we are harvesting choke cherries, raspberries, and mulberries, repairing and painting buildings, weeding gardens, entertaining guests this week, moving a house on to our farm, and worming lambs.  That ought to pass the time quickly don’t you think?

About Callens Honey Farm

We live on a small family farm located in S.W. Minnesota, near the South Dakota border. The source of our honey is from white and red clover. The honey appears as liquid gold in color. Our honey is extracted using a hand cranked centrifugal force extractor. Then the honey is screened once into a holding container from which we later fill the small honey bottles. We do not heat treat the honey nor add any other ingredients. Pure and natural is our Minnesota honey! What could taste better?
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2 Responses to Bees Have Been Busy

  1. This sounds like a great effort on the twins’ part! We have only harvested one deep super, just for table use — had it on warm homemade tortillas tonight and it was delicious. Love from all of us —
    Squaw of Many Moons

    • callensfarm says:

      Hi Beth, SMM
      I heard the honey tasted great! Yes, it is a huge effort and plenty of management taking on so many bees, but well worth it:) The whole process still amazes me; God is good to us. Can’t wait to see what the rest of the summer will brings! Our grandbabies grew over the vacation and we are loving having them back:)
      Love all the way to Ohio,
      Cita Sandra

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