September 21, 2011

It's Time to Feed the Honeybees!

I’ve been keeping honeybees for many years.  These little extraordinary creatures work hard to pollinate my crops and in doing so, produce delicious honey, which is enjoyed by many.  Perhaps you recall my blog from last August when Carlos and beekeeper, D.J. Haverkamp of Bedford Bee, extracted honey from my beehives.  During spring and summer, there is much nectar around for honeybees to gather, which they take back to their hives and turn into honey.  But, in autumn and winter, it’s important to offer your bees sugar syrup when the nectar flow is scarce or nonexistent.  As with nectar, honeybees will turn the sugar syrup into honey for the hive to consume during the cold days of winter.