Well, another week on and our honey supplies are alas, now minimal.
Our hives are OK but the continuing dry spring, no real show from the gums and now climbing temperatures are certainly making their impact felt on the blossoms available.
So our supplies are suspended for now and we will let you know when they can resume.
Thank you to all those who have written in regarding the Peachy White box combinations of early Spring, they were indeed sublime and our fruit harvest is coming along now because of the bees' sterling work.
5th November 2020 Our cool season continues with the bees foraging on many of our flowering natives, especially the callistemons, as well as the gum trees in the area. There doesn't seem to be much about really, a hangover of the drought years no doubt, as everything seems a bit behind for this time of year. We haven't hit 30 degrees yet and that is welcome, but odd! The early peachy florals with their white box influence self-crystalised quickly into a thick, smooth honey - the taste is sublime, probably our personal favourite reminding me of creamed honey of old. We currently have a couple of types of florals on the go and one spring amber which is entirely liquid. The bees are working all hours, our big callistemon was still humming at 7.30pm last night when I went out for a final check. xxx
pink callistemon next to hive #2 humming with bees at the moment
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