When I came to work for A.H. Meyer & Sons, Inc., I found the following quote tucked away in a file.
'Business is always a struggle. There are always obstacles and competitors. There is never an open road, except the wide road that leads to failure. Every great success has always been achieved by fight. Every winner has scars . . . the men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and willpower. . .to . . develop themselves." (Herbert N. Casson)
The posts on this blog focus on the humorous and sometimes trying times I have come to associate with the field of Beekeeping.
12 lb and 12 oz bears - 12oz tubs of Howdy Honey creamed honey
This has been an interesting Spring. In the North, there have been late snow storms, rain, 90 degree weather one day and 60 degrees the next...what will tomorrow bring? Hopefully clover blossoms! The dandelion blossoms popping up everywhere are a wonderful sign that spring is here and summer is on its way!
The increased loss of honey bees over the last few years is a significant problem. You can find the following quote and more information about what is being done to combat this problem, as well as how you can help at www.PollinatorDefense.org
"Cultivated bees provide pollination to 75% of crops across the United States. Pollination services support over $19 billion worth of crops. Pollination is necessary for a plant to produce seeds and foods that we eat: apples, pears, cherries, plums, almonds . . ."
The bees have arrived from California! Spring in the South is here and it is a time of rebirth. Literally! New queens! New nucs! It is a time of hope for the new year! A hope that the bees will be strong and the nectar and pollen pure. A hope that the parasites will be kept under control. There is nothing like the hope of an amazing year when the new queens take and the new season begins!