Hello Honeyflow Farm,

From Honeyflow Farm
and The Beeswax Candle Shop


winter vines

2018 is here, the vines and honeybees may be resting, but we are busy planning for a very exciting year!



In This Issue

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A good place to start when viewing our site is Our Timeline Page. It will summarize what is coming. 

Click here to take a look...

Highlights in this Issue:

  • Tea Lites on sale - Our products on Amazon
  • Vineyard Plans - Cold weather and grapes - new wine filter
  • Honeybee status  - Bees are winteized but still seeing some loss


The Beeswax Candle Shop


Bill & Pat at the Beeswax Candle Shop want you to use our 25% coupon on plastic base tealites. 

We were just delivered a huge box of plastic tea lite cups and wish to share our discount.  Enter the code "TEALITES25" for  a 25% discount on all plastic tealites.  (They are already reduced 5% - total now 30%) Click here to check them out...

Coupon Good through 2-28-18


We have been Amazon Prime members for quite a while and decided to put our candles on their site.

Only a few selected items are on Amazon.  Check us out at this page...  

Or just go to Amazon and put "Honeyflow Farm" in the search block. 

Feel free to ask any questions about our products on the site, we do not have any reviews yet.


I found some interesting things when looking for beeswax candles on Amazon. 

One major brand name advertised "Natural Beeswax Color" - however they did not have any beeswax in them


Vineyard - Winter

For 2018 -  we ordered some new grape plants for spring planting.  Extra Marquis White Seedless for a few more rows and some Suffolk Red to replace missing vines.  We are trying to keep vines in the vineyard that are not as attractive to birds. Bird damage is a big problem with growing table grapes.  Click here for bird damage info...

Winemaking Activities:  I made some Seyval Blanc, Vignoles white and St.Pepin white last fall.  About 5-10 gal each.  Then near the close of the season I made a mix of NY Muscat and Foch - with lots of sugar for a higher alcohol sweet wine.   We tend to use whatever is left at the end of the season for our own winemaking.

I am in the process of racking the wines mentioned above. 

I am going to sweeten the St. Pepin and get 5 gallons ready to bottle.  I will first rack them and add sulfite, then take one of the 5 gallons and sweeten it. This is where I would normally add Potassium Sorbate to hopefully retard fermentation.  This year I purchase a new wine filter (about $100 + filter pads).  I can filter out the yeast cells to prevent re-fermentation.

Have any of you used winefilters before, this is my first use of them.  Drop us a line..


Below are some interesting articles from EC Kraus Blog:



The Honey Farm - Late Fall 2018


If you are near a Tractor Supply Co store, they have a nice selection of Beekeeping supplies to get you started.  They are even taking Honey bee orders for spring delivery (about $180/colony).

We winterized our hives last fall with black bubble wrap and wrapping plastic around the whole hive to hold it together.  We are hoping for better winter survival.  We checked a few bee yards last week and still saw a lot of winter loss - we will have replacement package bees coming in spring.

The honeybees do not like drafts just like people.  The eat honey and shiver to keep the cluster warm.  It may be 80 degrees or more inside the cluster.

You can mentally picture the the winter cluster just like a family in winter.  They stay inside, feed their flock (with stored honey & pollen), burn wood (honey) for heat and only go outside when it is warmer.

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The Honey sale at our Sales Stand is now closed for the season - but you can still order lots of honey and have it shipped to you or you can pick it up.     Click here to order honey...

To pick it up, just select "Local Pickup" when you check out of our Website Store and we will send you a message when your order is ready for pickup.

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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


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