Thank you to Caitlin Burchill and WABI TV5 for coming out to the orchard today (May 25) to see our beautiful blooms and bees.
Ellsworth Perkins, our local apiarist was also on hand to talk about the importance of bees for agriculture. Ellsworth brings in eight of his hives every spring to help pollinate our nearly 2,000 trees. He then extracts the "apple blossom" honey and we sell it in our farm stand in the fall. It was a beautiful day!
The orchard is now in full bloom in the last week of May, and it is spectacular to walk through. You can smell the blossoms and hear the trees that are just humming with honeybees and bumblebees gathering nectar and pollinating as they go. They like the warm sunny weather and so do we.
The last picture is of our new trees we planted last month. They are off to a good start and growing nicely.