It is an important pollinator and is "associated with chiefly involves nectar and pollen of early successional woody species—Bursera and Eugenia. Other important pollen sources...Cochlospermum, Physalis, Gymnanthes, Myrcianthes, Thrinax, Chamaedorea, and Chrysophyllum." Unfortunately, it's current conservation status isn't great, as "beekeepers who work with M. beecheii in the Mayan zone in Quintana Roo state, Mexico, have reported a 93% decrease in hives over the past 25 years."(3) … Continue reading Pollinator of the Day
For those of you who might be interested, it looks like some great speakers. Check it out here! April 24th to 25th – Decentralized, Distributed, and Disruptive Tech Summit (D3) Decentralize, decentralize, decentralize!
Tallow is coming on!
Good morning! Hope everyone has a great Christmas! -Chad & Andrea
We have a lot to be thankful for this year and we hope you do too.
Folks, did you know that Americans tend 40 million acres of lawn with 80 million pounds of chemicals and 400 billion gallons of water each year? Crazy, right? Okay, so now that I've talked you out of yard work today, why not head over to the the Abita Springs Art and Farmers Market and buy … Continue reading Skip the yard work and head on over to the farmers market!
Andrea will be at the Marigold Farmers Market in Covington this Saturday and at the Abita Springs Art and Farmers Market in Abita Springs this Sunday with lots of good local honey produced by our bees here in Bush, Louisiana! It's the good stuff! You're gonna want some of this! Don't forget, honey is also … Continue reading You’re gonna want some of this!
Andrea will be at the Abita Springs Art and Farmers Market today. Come say hi and pick up some freshly-bottled honey! Boo says it's good and good for you! The first written reference to honey, a Sumerian tablet writing, dating back to 2100-2000 BC, mentions honey's use as a drug and an ointment. Aristotle (384-322 … Continue reading See you there!
The current nectar flow doesn't appear to be quite as vigorous as it was about two weeks ago but the bees are still bringing in lots of great looking honey!