Bee Boxes

Rachel Mumau | October 06 2015 | 0 Comments

I went for a walk today and passed by our bee boxes.  I remember the first time I noticed some in a grassy field, and I said to my dad, "What are those dad?  Why did someone put a dresser out in the field."  And he told me that someone was collecting honey.  "Really?!"  The funny multi-colored wooden drawers have so much character and personality, but then to know that there are busy bees happily working inside to make wonderfully golden delectable clover honey is so happy!

Here's one interesting fact for those of you who don't know: honey's flavor is determined by whatever the bees nectar source is.  If the bees have access to a large area with flowers from clover or basswood or goldenrod or buckwheat, the honey's taste and color different because of it.

I cannot wait for the day when we get to try the honey produced in our very own bee boxes!