The 2013 Honey Season
The wildflower honey has been harvested for 2013. It is a very nice honey, with a medium-light color. We will be bottling this honey in the coming months, as we sell out of our remaining 2012 wildflower stock.
The 2013 orange blossom honey season in south-central Florida was less than ideal. Erratic weather (hot, cold, hot, cold) messed up the orange blossoms, and also threw the bees off their game. Consequently, 2013 Florida orange blossom honey is a bit scarce and somewhat pricey.
The 2013 tupelo nectar flow started in earnest on April 28th or so. The bees are hard at work gathering the precious nectar. As of late April, the conditions were very good for a strong tupelo honey harvest. We will keep you updated on the progress of the harvest as we move into early May. Keep your fingers crossed for mild weather and little rain.
Holly honey is the last crop that we harvest each year. It will be a couple more months before we can provide an update on the 2013 holly honey season.
| Bees clustering on the outside of a hive after the honey has been harvested. |
Inside view of a honey super full of Tupelo Honey just before the bees cap it off.
Men working the hives (also known as "robbing the bees").