Re: [beekeeping] Digest Number 353
- Dear Minnesota friend-beekeeper:
I believe that I would plant the small acreage you mention, to White
Remember that the plants that produce honey are ones that started growing
last year. There is NO better honey that this.
When I was young, I couldn't understand why my Uncle, that taught me a
lot about bees, etc, was always studying the weather maps of different, or
certain locations. Where the rain was good, last year was where he would
have his bees this year. It took me a long time to figure this out.
I gave $3.49 for a1.5 pound jar of honey, a few days ago. When I first
started producing honey, in the mid-thirties, I would have gotten from 10 to
15 cents for that amoung.
I don't complain though: Selling honey for as low as 5 cants a pound
made me so that I spend winters in Florida, rather than in Iowa, since 1978.
Write me a friendly letter, sometime. We spent several vacations in
Minnesota, back in the late fifties. Alexanderia, Lake Carlos, was the area.
From a former honey producer, Russell Griggs.