Archive for May, 2011

Honey Bees in Michigan Blueberries

Our rented honey bee hives came in this week as the blueberry blossoms are beginning to open.  Last year our hives came before May, so that just shows how much this cool spring weather has affected the ripening process. 

We love to see the honey bees come in.  The work that the bees do helps us to have larger berries and more even ripening in the fields. 

The following link is to a neat article about the honey bee industry in Michigan blueberries.  Larry Hasselman is our “honey guy” who supplies our farm market with Hasselman’s Pure Michigan Honey all season long! 

http://www.corpmagazine.com/features/cover-stories/itemid/166/the-bzzzness-of-michigan-bees