Thanks for the article Boo, really fascinating! Feel badly for the guy, our isolation has helped with foul brood...
Bees need all the help they can get, they forage for water and often drown.
Please do put the sticks back... ;)
Here is a great article from the NY times with a great video
NYTimes Bee Mystery
Wow, just because I've been taking honey from the bees for over 14 years I've never put it into jars or sold it. Just gave it away to people on the mountain. Thanks for the kind word, support your farmers.
thank you weirdgirl & bleu! I will put more pictures up, I've kept pictures of the bees off of it so far... Some people really hate bees... Not honey, just bees... ;) In France they were getting Blue honey because bees were drinking from the M&M factory but they wouldn't sell it..
Local honey is great for allergies, I'm going to focus on the local markets.
Thanks again, what a great group!!!
Thank you Bliz for all your info! I know we need the site just to sell it in stores, like its a business card. The bees are dying out nationally, that is the biggest concern to all of us. Without the bees most fruits & crops cannot be fertilized. Most of the bee colonies pass the diseases to eachother especially when they all meet up when pollinating farmed crops.
I am so happy to be isolated.
Thanks czken, that commercial stuff is awful compared to raw stuff. Ours is unique because its black, our bees make it from redwood pollen. Its an acquired taste.. ;)
I think online would be a hard sell, just need to take it to more local places, certainly close enough to SJ & SF.
Thanks again for all the advice, its not easy being a farmer! ;)
But thanks again for getting back, looks like its more of a store item.
Thanks for your input, as farmers we wanted to see if it pays to even advertise online vs remaining in local markets. Not trying to advertise for free, assumed food people would have some feedback on food questions
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