Friday, August 31, 2007


The last day of August already…yes, indeed. Where did the summer go?
I was up bright and early this morning at the State Fair – it is strangely silent at 6:00 a.m., a far cry from the crowds in the evening. I always find the honey / bee exhibit in the Agriculture / Horticulture Building fascinating at the MN State Fair. First the nectar determines the color of honey. Dark almost molasses looking honey comes from buckwheat. The lighter colored honey comes from Linden trees. In between those two are many varying shades. Also, one hive will produce about 185 pounds of honey per summer. If the hive is left here in Minnesota during the winter months about 85 pounds must be left in the hive as food during those winter months. Check it out while at the Fair and try some of the great tasting honey ice cream that they sell in the same area.

Make your day a good one.