Pollination Bloom

Howdy ya’ll and happy new year! Pollination season is about to begin any day now and I just shipped out Manmeat (aka my husband) a few days ago. This is the time of the year when most commercial beekeepers ship their hives out to California so that their busy little bees can pollinate the almond orchards. Beekeepers all over the nation load up their precious hives on flat bed semis and off they go to the land of fruits and nuts! Cal-i-for-ni-a!

Old Book and Candle

Hello December and hello to this awful frigid weather! Holy smokes is it cold here in Colorado! I guess it all plays into the holiday spirit but I can guarantee that come January and February I will become little miss grumpy pants and start complaining about the snow and cold temps.
This has been a busy month for me just as I’m sure everyone else is running around frantically. I was making a trip up to our Loveland warehouse and I was able to spend a couple of hours with my sweet Granny Louise. Oh she is the bee’s knees! Seriously! She is such a special little lady and I think everyone in my home town still knows her as “Granny”. Louise is now 92 years old and it’s so hard to believe. I still picture her packaging honey with me back at our old warehouse in Rocky Ford.

Hi all! Hope you are all having a beautiful fall season. It has been an Indian summer here in Colorado this year and I absolutely love it!
Our hives been able to linger here in Colorado a few more weeks because of the gorgeous weather but they are about to make their trek out to California to gear up for the almond pollination season to begin. The snow is about to fly here so we better get these girls out to Cali so they can continue to thrive and work hard!
I wanted to chit chat about a new product that I’m sure you have seen on social media. I have received countless of comments about this new hive called The Flow Hive. I admit, it looks pretty cool but that’s about as far as my enthusiasm will go with this new product. Now remember, these are MY opinions but also a general consensus of a lot of professional operations.

Organic Honey…Not So Much

In my industry and with my business I get countless of emails and questions about organic honey.
This seems to be a topic that I’m very passionate about and it gets my blood boiling yet I can’t blame the average honey consumer for not understanding the industry like I do. I am here to scream at the top of my lungs that there is no such thing as organic honey here in the US. I have to warn you that if you purchase organic honey you are merely buying an idea and falsehood for an extra price tag.