|Ironweed photo by B. Zuberbuhler|
Ah, but what's the final third, you ask? It's the unique climate and terrain of this area. In warmer regions of the US, honey production ends by mid-summer.Western Pennsylvania's wet and chilly climate and hilly terrain combine to create a unique setting that often enables our honeybees to eke out a fall honey crop. Some years, the fall honey harvest can be small (and even non-existent), so it's not wise for beekeepers (or honey lovers) to count their fall honey before it's made. But when fall honey flows, nothing is sweeter!
|Japanese Knotweed photo by B. Zuberbuhler|
|Curled leaved mint; Photo by B. Zuberbuhler|
|Golden Rod Photo by B. Zuberbuhler|
These photos, from Wildflowers of Western Pennsylvania, is the labor of love of Bob Zuberbuhler, a retired pediatric cardiologist, hobby photographer and wildflower aficionado. He's posted beautiful photos of area wildflowers as well as useful information for identifying an unusual and unknown bloom. Check it out!