The Bees are Working
Spring is here. Warmer weather, flowers blooming and thoughts of Easter are in the air. While the weather here in North East Georgia has been a mix of cold blasts, rain and temperatures in the 70's, the bees have already been making good use of any day they can to collect the much needed pollen and nectar for the young to grow to adult bees. Pollen and nectar from flowers is used to make food for the bees. They raise more bees every day so they can collect more nectar and the nectar is what is made into honey.
One bee can create about 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey. So it takes a lot of bees to just make a pound of honey. The bees take care of that honey and make sure it is just right before they seal it in honeycomb. Each honeycomb cell is made of beeswax and when that cell is full, beeswax is used to close it for storage. Just like putting a lid on a jar. So where does the beeswax come from? The bees eat honey and they can begin to make wax that is used to make the honeycomb. It takes about 8 pounds of honey to make 1 pound of wax. So you can see that honey is very valuable to the bees and they make sure the honey has just the right amount of nutrients and pollen for life.
As a local beekeeper, it is important to take the same care of that precious honey as the bees do. At Double Bee Honey, we only strain the honey to remove bits of wax. The nutrients and pollen the bees worked so hard to put in still remain.
Honey comes from a mixture of flowers. Sometimes it is lighter or darker depending on the flowers in bloom at the time. That is why it is called Wildflower - a mixture of what the bees found in bloom.
What is unmistakable is the taste. Pure honey straight from the beehive is the best. It has a rich flavor and enhances just about any type of food. Taste the difference yourself. There is nothing like it.
The Bee keeper
I am a beekeeper, wood working enthusiast, and fix all things kind of guy (just ask my wife). I have been interested in Honey and bees since I was a kid but did not get into learning about them till much later in life. There is so much to learn and so much to share. That is the reason for this Blog page. To share what I have learned from this journey in keeping bees. Hope you find this information interesting and helpful.