2015 Year in Reviewby john speckman on 12/03/15
Well 2015 sure was a interesting year. Weather started out nice in the spring, then the rain started, rained most of May and June, which are the months that the bees collect our initial Clover honey, as a result of all the rain, our production was down 40%.. but we were lucky and had increased our production count of colonies, and it helped out in the long run. The fall has been great with the mild temps and no freeze until late Nov, which gave us plenty of time to insure all the bees had plenty of food for the winter. We are now preparing for the 2016 season which hopefully will be a great year. We have placed a order for Package Bees to help out with our students in the bee class's, and maybe used to replace or increase our number of honey colonies for the coming year. We are trying something new this year, and that is getting some bees from NE Texas early to help boost our overwintered colonies, and create at least another 100 colonies to gather the great Clover honey in our area.