News

Busy as a Bee!

With the Pussy Willows in full bloom and all of the wonders of spring, the bees are voracious for pollen and nectar.

Some of our finest are being transported to their summer home in the sweet meadows of wildflowers, wild roses and elderberry. With the moderate temperature and spring rain we are looking for an excellent year once again!

Be sure to celebrate the International Day of the Honey Bee on May 29th and be sure to check out our festival held May 27th, Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 3:30p.m.

Coming soon – new additions to our soap & candles.

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Happy Easter

This is April 3rd and the bee yard looks like July except for the tell-tale yellow crocus blooming in the bee yard!

We are happy to report our bees wintered extremely well, have been tested for Nosema and are clean so once again as the photo will attest – we have happy healthy bees!

Even with late spring, the pollen is coming in so now all we need is lots of fly time and good nectar sources.

Be sure to mark your calendar: Farmer’s Market starts outdoors – April 4th

Arlo’s Opening Day – May 10th

Arlo’s Open House – International Day of the Honey Bee May 27th.

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February is still Winter in the Okanagan

Our bees are still snuggled in their wraps for the winter. We have had a relatively mild winter but there is still a couple months to go.

With the Canadian Culinary Championship Gold Metal Plates being held here in Kelowna, Arlo’s Honey Farm had the pleasure of attending a special welcome event for the judges. We represented our farm with a honey tasting and complimentary samples of our Wildflower Honey. Chef Mark Filatow featured our precious Elderflower Honey in dessert and gave us the floor to describe how we acquired it.
Be sure to mark your calendar:

Arlo’s Honey Farm Opening – May 10th, 2012

Arlo’s Open House – May 27

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Looking Back at 2011

2011 was a notable year for us – our first Open House for International Day of the Honey Bee, healthy over wintered bees, strong populations, and a phenomenal year for honey!

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Spring has Sprung

Finally, we have some nice weather and the honey bees are able to enjoy the crocus.

The snow has just left the fields and we are feeling the + 9 to +11 C that we need to check in on the honey bees.

We have wintered well! The honey bees are strong and anxious to find any kind of nectar or pollen.

Our early sources include hazelnut, pussy willow, the crocus and heather.

Mark Your Calender:

April 2 – Farmer’s Market

May 14 – Arlo’s Opening

May 29 – Open House and Bee Day at Arlos

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February News

feb_6,_2011_003February looks just like January! The soft sound of buzzing bees and the wafting of nectar scented flowers for honey making will still be awhile. There is good news: the bees hunkered down in their warm hives have wintered well. Please remember to mark you calendar for our coming events.

Happy New Year

may_9_078_(2)Arlo’s Honey Farm would like to take a moment to reflect back on our year 2010. Thank you to all of our visitors to the beautiful Okanagan and thank you to all of our clientelle for making this an exciting and wonderful year. With the hectic holiday behind us we look forward to a busy New Year.

The snow is gently falling, once again, but the bees are clustered tightly around the Queen Bee in warm insulated hives. the bees will remain this way until the hope of spring is in the air. In the mean time, on a warm and sunny day, the worker bees will take a short cleansing flight but quickly return to the warmth of the hive.

Mark Your Calendar!

April 2, 2011 – Saturday – The return of Arlo’s Honey to Kelowna Farmers & Crafters Market

May 14, 2011 – Saturday – Opening Day – Arlo’s Honey Farm

May 29, 2011 – Sunday – Special Event – Arlo’s Honey Farm Honoring The Day of the Honey Bee!