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Hello Honeyflow Farm,

From Honeyflow Farm
and The Beeswax Candle Shop

Welcome

Grape Vine

It's Pruning Season in the Vineyard - The vines just had a haircut!

 

 
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New for 2017

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  • We have a new program called "TimeLine" That shows what is happening every month of the year.

Check it out...

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We have changed our Blog format. 

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  • You can now easily make comments on the blog and also subscribe to the  Honey & Beekeeping Blog, Vineyard & Winemaking Blog, Beeswax Candles Blog or All of them at once.

We recently posted 3 blogs, one on pruning, beeswax candle sizes and another on installing package bees.  Take a look at them...

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Prices cut on gallons & pails! - IT'S FALL AT THE HONEY FARM - SAME RATE AS SEPTEMBER FOR 30 DAYS

(see honey section below)

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The Vineyard - Pruning Season

Spring Pruning CrewIt's Spring Pruning Season!

We started pruning the grapevines shortly before Easter when a group of high school youths are out of school on spring break. 

We are still continuing on the weekends for the next few weeks. 

There is still a lot of reconstruction work on many of the vines from winter damage from a few seasons ago.

Click here for more pruning images of our crew....

Here is how normal vines are pruned...

 
200 Niagara, Marquis and Lakemont vines were purchased and have been planted. 
 
 
The Marquis and Lakemont White Seedless replaced missing vines and we were also able to add a new row of Marquis White Seedless vines in the front of the vineyard. 
 
 
The Niagara will finish the conversion of the Delaware rows to Niagara and also establish a new Niagara row near the seedless vine area in the front - they also make a great table grape.
 
 
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Thinking About Niagara - we have some Frozen pails of crushed Niagara grapes! (and concord)
Make some Spring Wine!

 
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The pails are NOT PRESSED JUICE, but crushed and de-stemmed grapes, frozen, ready to ferment. They hold about 40 lb (1 bushel of grapes) and will make 2 - 3 gallons of wine.
 
Right now we have some Niagara and Concord available at $50 each in our freezer.  These are great for wine, jelly, juice or jam.
 
They CANNOT BE SHIPPED - ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE MADE FOR TIME OF PICKUP, you must select "local pickup" when ordering.
 
 
 
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Below are some great winemaking articles that came my way from the ECKraus website:
 


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The Honey Farm

OUR ANNUAL FALL HONEY SALE - IN MAY?  FOR 30 DAYS ONLY! ALL HONEY PRODUCTS ARE ON SALE!

No - the grapes are not ripe yet and vineyard is not open, but we thought we would put gallons of honey on sale on our website just like we do at our Sales Stand in September.  (No quarts during this special sale)

Gallons of honey on sale - 5% discount - pickup from farm or shipped to your home.  We originally were going to put only gallons on sale BUT DECIDED TO APPLY THE DISCOUNT TO ALL SIZES OF HONEY

(no drop in sales - arrangements must be made through our website)
  • Many people have purchased a box with 3 - 5lb of honey (15lb) shipped to their door using a USPS FLAT RATE BOX.
  • We can now use the same style of box to ship a rugged 1 Gallon (12lb) jug of honey!
  • You can also order and pickup the more economical jug right at the farm - or it can also be shipped UPS (if that is cheaper for you)

3 ways to purchase Bulk Honey

5lb a Gallon Jug a

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3-5 lb Jugs
15lb

$115.45

(now $109.32)
Shipping
Included

1 Gallon 
Heavy Duty Jug
12 lb

$72.45

(now $65.17)
Shipping
Included

1 Gallon Round
Economical jug - 12lb

$55 + UPS Charge

(now $52.25)
Shipped
UPS or Pickup

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honeybee packages

Honeybee packages arrived and installed to replace winter loss.

Click here to read the article...

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I was sent a very nice article on honey:

16 Health Benefits of Honey, According to Science (+2 Delicious Honey Recipes)...

 

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The Beeswax Candle Shop

Beeswax Candles - Sizes Vary From 3/4 inch to 6 inch in Diameter

Within the past year we have increased the size options of our Beeswax Hand-Dipped Candle Series and recently added a 1 3/4 inch diameter candle for a customer.

beeswax tapers From our 6 inch tapers (3/4 inch wide) to our Beeswax Triple Wick Pillar Candles (6 inches wide), we will have something to fill your candle holders.

Read more about these candles from our recent blog post...

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hugging

We recently had some questions about tunneling, when the candle burns down in the center and the candle eventually becomes unuseable.  A lot of wax can be wasted.

Many people "hug" the pillar, a process done when the candle is burning and the wax is warm. Gently squeeze the sides of the top turning some of the wax in so it will burn.

More info on burning candles and hugging in our article: Why Beeswax? - Candle Burning Tips - "Hugging Pillars".....

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Please visit our site and keep up to date about what is happening during the season. Every change in weather creates exciting new growing opportunites and activities at our farm.

Sincerely, Bill & Pat Schnute