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Spring/Summer in the Vineyard

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 In This Issue

A good place to start when viewing our site is Our Timeline Page. It will summarize what is going to happen next at the Farm.

 

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 A Quick Look in this issue....

  • + We have been pruning vines this past month
  • + Lots of people purchasing Gallons of Honey - Is it time to stock up?
  • + New Package Bees installed to replace losses.
  • + Summer is here! - Birds on Sale in Beeswax Candle Shop
  • + New FAVORITE LINKS  Blog article - A collection of Wine, Honey, and  Beekeeping links - Updated all the time!

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News from the Vineyard

pruning 2021This year most of the pruning was done on weekends in April and May.

 

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 A few spring frosts have made things interesting this year. It will cause a slight shortage in a few varieties - although most will be just fine.

 

 

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The Ancient Method That Keeps Afghanistan’s Grapes Fresh All Winter

grapes 2Kangina is simple but effective.

 MARCH 25, 2021Afghans developed this method of food preservation, which uses mud-straw containers and is known as kangina, centuries ago in Afghanistan’s rural north. Thanks to the technique, people in remote communities who can’t afford imported produce are able to enjoy fresh fruit in winter months. But even in villages like Ahmadi’s, near the capital, the tradition is kept alive for good reason. “Have you ever seen another method that can keep grapes fresh for nearly half a year?” Ahmadi asks with a laughClick here for the rest of the story...

 

 

Add Some Honey To Your Wine! | E. C. Kraus Wine MakingWine ...

 
There are a couple of basic guidelines that need to be followed when using honey to sweeten a wine, but all-in-all it is a very simple process. As is the case with sweetening any wine you need to add potassium sorbate as a wine stabilizer, otherwise the new sugars from the honey will start fermenting again.   Read the article on E. C. Kraus site...

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Mead

talonwinebrands.com/blog/Mead

Mead is one of the most delicious, wonderful things you will ever experience. But what exactly is mead, you ask? Many are familiar with the word, and know that it is a type of alcoholic beverage, one that brings to mind the Medieval and Renaissance ages…but that’s about it. Read on to learn all about mead!

What is Mead?

Visitors to wineries often ask, “What is mead?” Mead is basically honey wine: water and honey are fermented together by yeast, and one can add spices, grains, hops, or fruit. The result is a beverage that is somewhere between wine and beer. Mead tends to be stronger than beer, usually having an ABV of 5-20%. One of the world’s oldest liquors, the consumption of mead dates back more than 4,000 years ago, and was common the world over: Asia, Europe, Africa and Central America all had variations of mead. It was a beverage enjoyed by all classes, from peasants, to merchants, to royalty. Interest in mead declined over the last few centuries, but is now finding popularity once again in the 21st century.  Click here for the rest of the story...

 

 

 

 
 
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Come Visit Us in
September
 
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STOP HERE
KEEP THIS SHORT
SO LEFT SIDE IS WIDER
 
NOT GOOD ON PHONES 
 
 
 

 IT'S SPRING - ALL BIRDS ON SALES - 20% DISCOUNT 

EAGLE

Eagle on Sale for $12.20

(Reg Price $15.25)

 

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Owl on Sale for $14.20

(Reg Price $20.00)

 

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Hummingbird on Sale for $13.00

(Reg Price $16.25)

 

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Bird Scene on Sale for $25.00

(Reg Price $31.25)

 

TURKEY

Turkey on Sale for $18.20

(Reg Price $22.75)

 
 

 

 News from the Honey Farm 

 

 Pick up Bulk honey or have it shipped to you 
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Gallons of honey can be picked up at our Farm for $58.00 each,  just order and select "local pickup" when checking out - I will email you when they are ready for pickup.  Click here...

  

 

3 ways to purchase Bulk Honey - In 5lb jugs or Gallons

5 lb of pure Michigan bulk honey

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3-5 lb Jugs
15lb

$121.55
USPS
Flat Rate

Shipping
Included

1 Gallon 
Heavy Duty Jug
12 lb

$75.05
USPS
Flat Rate

Shipping
Included

1 Gallon Round
Economical jug
12lb

 

$58
Pickup Only

 

PRICE IS EVEN BETTER IN SEPTEMBER WHEN OUR ANNUAL HONEY SALE IS IN EFFECT.

THESE 2 BULK PACKS OF HONEY CAN BE SHIPPED ANYWHERE IN THE USA BY USING FLAT RATE PRIORITY MAIL BOXES  

1 Gallon Heavy Duty Jug $62.00  + $15.05 shipping (included in price) = Total $75.05

3 - 5lb Plastic Decorative Jugs @ $35.50 (Special Price) + $15.05 shipping (included in price) = Total $121.55

1 Gallon Round Economical Jug - $58.00 - Pickup Only

 

Ordering Michigan Honey - (Made Easy)  ....

 

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CATCH THE BUZZ – HONEY BEE COMMUNICATION…ODOR CHEMICALS 

 

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“Buzz. Buzz. The queen is that way,” said one honey bee to another. “Pass it on.”

Honey bees can’t speak, of course, but scientists have found that the insects combine teamwork and odor chemicals to relay the queen’s location to the rest of the colony, revealing an extraordinary means of long distance, mass communication.separator 2 

I finished checking most of my honeybees and found many of them did not make it.  Fortunately we had ordered package bees and installed them.
 
  
 
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  worker bees

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News from the Beeswax Candle Shop

 

 IT'S SPRING - ALL BIRDS ON SALES - 20% DISCOUNT

  EAGLE

Eagle on Sale for $12.20

(Reg Price $15.25)

  owl 2

Owl on Sale for $14.20

(Reg Price $20.00)

  hummingbird1

Hummingbird on Sale for $13.00

(Reg Price $16.25)

  bird3

Bird Scene on Sale for $25.00

(Reg Price $31.25)

  TURKEY

Turkey on Sale for $18.20

(Reg Price $22.75)

 


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+ New! FAVORITE LINKS  Blog Articles
A collection of Wine, Honey, and Beekeeping links 
 
 
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Honeyflow Farm
 
Bill & Pat Schnute  -  honeyflowfarm.com  beeswaxcandleshop.com 
 

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