Friday, August 21, 2015
The normal occurrence, in much of New England, is for the bees to have a very difficult time, from late July and into August, finding nectar producing flowers, sometimes referred to nectar dearth. That has not happened yet this season. We are not sure if managing the fields in the manner we described will work in a year without such consistent moisture but we think it is worth another try next season.
While we would feel comfortable calling this years honey crop clover honey, we won't.
Our honey is not organic. We only treat, when necessary, with formic acid which is allowed in the organic program for mite reduction. Because our bees forage at other farms, residential areas and even a golf course our honey can not be certified.