It has been a cold, windy Spring season. The bees hunkered down in their nice warm boxes. I worked very hard to keep the bees healthy and I raised new queen bees replace the hives that swarmed. In some ways, I fought against nature, and in some ways I cooperated with it. The quantity of spring rainfall that we received may not be sufficient for the wildflowers to produce much nectar this year, so unfortunately this honey crop will probably be a bit short.
As a beekeeper and business owner, I am grateful to have many healthy bee hives placed in some of the very best honey locations that our area has to offer. I have spent over a decade finding locations and I am very thankful for the kindness and generosity of ranch owners to allow me to work with them to make the land a little bit more fruitful and sweet.
As we anticipate the May honey crop let us reflect on how grateful we all can be, that against many odds, we humans have some wild flowers to enjoy, and some live healthy bees to fascinate us.