Honeybee Roundup at Sleeping Bear Farms

https://youtube.com/watch?v=NEbBZjrUTnY?version=3&hl=en_US&rel=0 It’s the middle of November, and we’re sending out our second truck of bees to Florida so we can make new beehives and new queen bees this winter. We start making new hives in February. We also send our bees to California to pollinate the almonds. It helps out the almond growers to get a good nut set. It …

Tupelo Honey Season, Excitement in the Air

Tupelo Honey

There is a tangible excitement in the air as the honeybees are loaded on sleeping bear farms trucks for their annual trip to the Tupelo river bottoms of the Florida panhandle. The beekeeper arrives at dawn to load the honeybees on the truck before the day’s first flight. We wait until the Tupelo starts to bloom before the exodus begins …