Saturday, October 17, 2015

A Fall day, a harvest festival, some good times....

It was a chilly fall day at the E. Setauket Harvest Festival today. The sun finally warmed things up
later in the day and a good time was had by all. 
A big thanks to everyone
who stopped by and picked up our local honey. bee pollen and 
all the other 'products of the hive' we had available on our table.
See everyone at the next market, maybe the Port Jeff Winter Indoor Farmers Market 
which starts later this month on Sunday mornings!



Monday, October 12, 2015

East Setauket Farmers Market Harvest Festival

We will be a vendor at the
East  Setauket Farmers Market Harvest Festival
Date:  Saturday October 17, 2015
Time: 9am to 3pm
Location: Three Village Historical Society
93 N. Country Road
East Setauket, NY 11733

Sweet Melissa Farm to Table is hosting the event so come enjoy the
Harvest Festival with us.
Expect live music, lots of vendors, food trucks, bounce house
for kids, pumpkins, roasted corn, pies, candy apples and of course
the best Local Honey by Tom's Honey Bees!
We'll also bring along our pollen, beeswax, soaps, lip balms, candles
creamed honey, wildflower honey with comb and
a few items making their debut!

Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Fall Organization in the Bee Yard

A chill is in the air and it's time to start getting things organized for 
the cold weather that's sure to come. We got a chance to
inventory and inspect some of our bee equipment so we
can make our plans for 2016.
The cold days of Winter are a great time to get busy in the
shop fixing the older stuff and building new stuff.
Of course we try to be ready for the 1st. nice days of Spring
but somehow always fall behind schedule.
Oh well.


Monday, October 5, 2015

2016 CSA Honey Shares

Our 2016 CSA Honey Shares are now available!


Full and Half Shares
eMail us with your selection and we will send you a PayPal invoice for your payment.
You must include your Name, address (both physical and eMail) and telephone number.

For full description please see our Website -> Honey Shares CSA 
For pricing please see our Website -> Catalog -> Honey Shares.


EARLY BIRD CSA HONEY SHARES FOR 2016 WILL BE OFFERED BEGINNING
OCTOBER 5, 2015


Sold Out


Saturday, October 3, 2015

Bee Yard in late September

9/29/15 80* clear, calm, humid

Fall flow is hot for a few hours in the afternoon.

Our pollen collectors entering the pollen trap.

A male Groundsel bush is a favorite plant for the bees 
to visit and collect pollen. Zoom in and look carefully
for our honey bees on the flowers. hint: top center

Golden yellow pollen from Goldenrod.

A field of Buckwheat in bloom right behind our hives.
The plants give up nectar during the morning hours 
and that's when you find the bees on it. Zoom in,
they're there.