Monthly Archives: November 2013

Never leave empty space in a beehive.

I opened my beehives today and found this interesting frame.  Someone (couldn’t have me!) put a frame in the hive that had no foundation.  The bees were good with that.  They just filled the space in by making honeycomb at a 90 degree angle to the other comb in the hive.  Ugh!  Click image for […]

Flowers lure bees with color and aroma.

       If you have something to sell,   you have to announce that fact to your future customers. This is also true with plants that rely on insects   for pollination. To gain their services, what better method is there  than for   the plant to offer them food and drink. The flowers let the […]

Special events and market closures for the weekend 11/8 – 11/10

For this upcoming weekend we have some event openings that everyone should be aware of – This Saturday in Tampa we have the North Tampa Market. On Sunday this weekend we have the Tampa Downtown Market, and the opening of the Sweetwater Organics Farmers Market it should be a fun day and we will have all of our […]

U.S. 2013 honey production at an ALL TIME LOW! Look out for tainted foreign imports.

     In 1987, the U.S. produced more honey than it ever has, before or since.  Since 1987, honey production has continued to dwindle.  This year, 2013, honey production was the lowest EVER.      In 1987, the U.S. produced 227 million pounds of honey.  The estimated honey production for 2013 is approximately 114 million pounds (see […]