With temperatures warming, trees budding, and weeds/flowers blossoming, the honeybees are starting to collect pollen and nectar. The color of the pollen depends on what the bees are gathering!
Teamwork is a big part of helping the business succeed. The Babcock family gathered the fall harvest mid-October. Check out the local establishments listed on the Products/Sales page to find where to purchase this year's delicious healthy treat.
New beautiful Cut Comb Honey! Eat it and enjoy the benefits of everything the bees give us. The wax is concentrated with pollen, Royal Jelly, and propolis. These ingredients make the unique compound a natural antibiotic. It has antiviral, antimicrobial, and anti inflammatory benefits --- use for sore throats, infections, gastrointestinal problems, wound healing, and aging. FYI: it takes 7 lbs of honey to produce 1 lb of wax! Limited supply available at Home Central in Owego.
Tioga Gardens is hosting a free lecture series on Thursday evenings in September. All sound interesting, and # 4, titled Pollination Biology and Pollinator Conservation, is especially related.
Our summer flower honey harvest was a success. Notice the light coloring of the bottle on the right.
Now, we are awaiting the bees' collection of the nectar from the goldenrod, purple loosestrife, and Japanese knotweed for fall flower honey.