2015 June28 Harvest Collage

The 2015 Honey Harvest Begins – Most of the usual suspects can be seen in this collage.

Fresh honey freshly capped by the bees in the past couple of weeks!  Linda's "honey" Paul showing off some grade "A" honey!

Fresh honey freshly capped by the bees in the past couple of weeks! Linda’s “honey” Paul showing off some grade “A” honey! Thanks to Susan Hagen for the nice pics!

We just completed our first harvest  of the season on June 27, 2015 and we are off to a good start!  This harvest was well under the numbers we had last year at this time, but we expect the bees will pick up production as the summer heats up.  All of the usual crew came out for harvest this year plus some new guests.

Emalaine 2015

Emalaine pitches in and helps keep the honey flowing…

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Emalaine’s dad, Mike, helping with a hive inspection…time to extract!

Mike and Emalaine stopped by and helped out for a while.  Mike is thinking about getting some hives of his own and has been going with me to perform hive inspections this year.  Emalaine busied herself keeping the honey strainer clear of wax cappings that are produced while extracting the honey from the comb.  Here is a look inside the extractor:

Six frame stainless steel Maxant Extractor running empty at full speed.

Six frame stainless steel Maxant Extractor running empty at full speed.

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Dan, our newest beekeeper friend and most diligent honey house worker…thanks for the help Dan!

Dan is a new beekeeper, starting two new nucleus hives this year at his place.  Dan helped us pull some honey frames from Paul’s hives and worked throughout the day in the honey house uncapping most of the frames we harvested.  Dan was a great asset to have around the honey house.

Remember, you can find us at the market this year.

Clarkston Farmer's Market Banner

6558 Waldon Rd, Clarkston, MI (the parking lot of Renaissance High school)

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Mia working the Clarkston Farmer’s Market

Local farmers are selling a wide variety of items including vegetables, grass-fed beef, free-range eggs, herbs and, of course, Whitfield’s Raw Honey!  Please come out and see us between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

You can visit our booth on the following dates:
June 6, 13
July  (harvest time)
August 15
September 5, 12, 19 and 26
October 3 and 10

You can always pick up honey at our house in Clarkston also.  Click here see what size bottles we sell.  Be sure to call first before coming by to pick up honey.