The honeybees arrive to clean up the honey residue on the extractor.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Saturday, July 6, 2013
Friday, July 5, 2013
The first of July in Virginia is an exciting and busy time of year for beekeepers. This is honey harvest time!
Beekeepers in Virginia typically extract their honey once a year, giving the honey bees the rest of the summer to build up a healthy food supply for the winter.
At Hickory Green Farm we plant a variety of nectar rich plants to provide our honey bees with a bouquet of nutrition to make their honey. Each year the honey has a unique flavor depending on many natural variables such as the amount of rain fall, temperatures, and the variety of available blossoms.
We encourage you to visit your local farmer's markets and produce stands to purchase local honey and taste the unique and delicious differences.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Yipee...rain in the barrel...of salad greens and basil, and petunias....hey wait a minute....do I see a weed sprouting too... "no fair!" Can't we have rain with out weeds germinating too.
Oh well I guess one man's weed is another man's salad, flower, or turf. After all it's only turf fescue sprouting in the chard.