Monthly Archives: May 2016

Bees: Our Partners in Pollination

In my prior post I mentioned that this season’s shorter bloom period in the apple orchard necessitated our getting additional hives of honeybees to help pollinate.  Pollination is essential in the production of many fruit, nut and vegetable crops.  Without pollination of … Continue reading

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2016 Bloom

We have bloom and what a magnificent display of beauty in the orchard!  Breathtaking, really.  The apple orchard was in full bloom 10 days ago and the peach orchard the week before.  The peaches were impacted by the cold temperatures of … Continue reading

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