Celebrate Honey – The Buzz on Bees August 2018
We love our bees and we would like for you to love them too!
Bees are so misunderstood. When people think of bees they usually think of bee stings( Ouch! ) but the bees are only defending their hives to produce the next generation of our most important pollinators.
What is a Pollinator?
Pollination occurs when pollen is moved within flowers or carried from flower to flower by pollinating animals such as birds, bees, bats, butterflies, moths, beetles, or other animals, or by the wind.
Why are Bees for important on the farm?
It is said that 1/3 of our global food supply is pollinated by bees. Substantial when you think about it for without pollination there is no fruit or vegetable production.
Our farm has 17 honey bee hives; each hive is home to approximately 50,000 bees. With each bee producing 1 teaspoon of honey in their lifetime Forsythe Family Farms needs a lot of bees to produce enough honey to sell. We will be selling 35 gallons of their hard work from our latest harvest of spring Blossom Honey.
How many bees does it take to produce 35 gallons of Spring Blossom Honey on the farm?
Visit the Market to enter our draw.
Our Bee Keeper James does a great job keeping our bees happy to help us keep growing!