The honey harvest is getting underway a bit earlier this year. Missouri State Beekeepers Association Vice President John Timmons says spring came early, so the bees have been busier than normal.
“So, it looks like it’s going to be a pretty good year for honey production. And, I think that’s the case from the reports I’m getting across the region,” Timmons tells Brownfield Ag News.
The current dry spell is not likely to affect honey production, Timmons says, unless it becomes a prolonged drought or, conversely, if there is a rainy season. At this point in the forecast, a lot of rain doesn’t appear likely.