Tupelo News

Jun 01, 2011

Another year has come and gone and with it another crop of Tupelo Honey. Its been a tough year on a lot of different levels, but we have managed to come through the darkness and into the light.

Ben lost a lot of bees to mites but has managed to build back some very strong hives. He had some of the best bees this spring that he has had in years. Unfortunately, the Tupelo bloom this spring didn't coincide with the strong bees. We didn't have water in the swamp when we needed it this fall, and it was very dry in the spring causing the tupelo bloom to last only 4 to 5 days. We made good honey this year but not a lot of it. We could run out of honey again this year, but it should be close to the next honey flow before we do. This past spring we were out about a month.
I lost my mother in August, and my dad's health is very poor. I have been in and out of the hospital quite a bit with dad this year, so I am thankful for Heath because he has really kept me going. Heath finished 1st grade this year and is 7 1\2 now and already thinks he's in charge. He's a lot of help already, so I'm not going to complain too much.
Bens' mom broke her hip and her health has continued to worsen over the past few months. Her mental state is very bad; which is so sad to see in someone that was so smart. Martha always loved to write letters to the honey customers.

We look forward to hearing from everyone this year and hope you all enjoy the honey. Remember honey makes a great Christmas gift or really a great gift for any occasion. We have so many calls each year from the recipients of the honey on how much they enjoyed it and wanted more.

Have a great year and enjoy the honey.

June 2011 - Glynnis Lanier