This week in Atlanta, I found honey bees on an invasive plant, porcelain-berry climbing vine. A vigorous and attractive landscape plant from Asia, but it out competes native plants for sunlight and nutrients.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Thursday, July 14, 2016
I'm using a new source for custom printed honey labels. Vistaprint has a honey bee graphics as a design, but I decided to upload my own image/design. To form a circular image, I used Picasa. Here's a link to advice from a Picasa user "Go to the last editing tab and then to "Borders".. Slide "Corner Radius" to the right (all the way) and make the outer colour white or what ever colour you want."
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Before tilting the pail, I left a generous amount of time for bubbles to rise then I bottled honey to a point just above the honey gate. After tilting the pail, I let the bubbles rise again before bottling the remaining honey.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
While working in Asia, I googled "local Taiwan honey" which led me to a puzzling topic of adulterated honey. I'm not discussing mouse droppings, but cheap sweeteners added to store bought honey. Have a look at this YouTube and a link to Food Safety Magazine.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Trees Atlanta planted a large number of small trees in our neighborhood. I quickly recognized the small Eastern Redbud tress, which consistently attract honey bees to their purple flowers.
Here are a few lucky iPhone photos of what appears to be a small Native Crabapple tree with honey bees visiting their flowers.