Our bees work hard pollinating our fields from year to year. After a successful first honey harvest in 2021, we look forward to offering more wildflower honey as we grow our bee yard in 2022.
We always try to be cognizant of who we share our environment with. This means regularly reviewing our general practices to see how we can improve.
Due to the Derecho storm that hit the farm both of the barns on our ridge were damaged leaving very minimal nesting options for our swallows.
We often leave the Milkweed for the pollinators but especially for our beautiful Monarchs. We also plant crops together to produce more flowers.
Monarchs took a while to show up at the farm this year. They are doing much better now though and are loving the abundance of Milkweed.
Squash and pumpkin flowers are not popular for pollination so by placing bees next to the crop we are able to produce more fruit.
We plant Buckwheat in with our corn and pumpkins. We find it will flower during a dearth giving bees and other pollinators more options.