These are our hives! The bee keeper puts them on all our fields, then gives a portion of the honey to us.
Dogs and bees do not mix. And they say BLACK dogs and bees REALLY don't mix, but I am not taking any chances!
The hives are set up very early in the spring. All summer the bees collect nectar. As they travel around they pick up pollen. That pollen rubs other flowers and make everything blossom and grow! Then the bees bring that nectar back to the hives to make the honey!
And look! One year the hives were flooded. But the bees did not mind. They just moved to the "upstairs" of the hive. Bees are hard workers. Colonized bees are "encouraged" to make more than enough honey for their winter stores....the rest is for us!
The honey we get is much better than the honey you buy in stores. Our honey tastes like the red clover on the fields-- and all the sweet grasses, like timothy and melissa.
All the goodness and macronutrients from the wild flowers make their way into the honey. It is very nutritious...and delicious! Pumpkin honey is the absolute tastiest honey...those bees are set on pumpkin patches. YUM!