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Cals article in Mountain Xpress on Africanized Bees
Cals article in Mountain Xpress on Sourwood

Sourwood   Knoll
We use NO PESTICIDES for Varroa Mite treatment! Our honeybees are managed using NON-CHEMICAL METHODS. Pure fresh raw mountain honey as it was naturally intended to be.   Taste the difference and you will never go back to the honey you used to buy.
"Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones."
Proverbs 16:24
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Christmas rainbow over Sourwood Knoll.   The sign of one of God's promises is a rainbow.   He always keeps His promises.
View from Sourwood Knoll after a spring shower
An afternoon visit to Sourwood Knoll from our friends at Asheville Hot Air Balloons
Pond which Sourwood Knoll overlooks. The rainbow appeared on Christmas day 2005
Bringing the balloon to life at Sourwood Knoll is a frequent event.
Dusting of snow and view from the Knoll
View from the Knoll with snow falling
view of field,pond and mountains from the Knoll with dusting of snow
Winter view from Sourwood Knoll
Springtime at the Knoll
Field at the Knoll
View of pond from the Knoll
Blackberry blooms
Dogwood in bloom at the Knoll
Photo by Sierra
View of Brown Knob from Sourwood Knoll
Old barn and dogwood at the Knoll
Photo by Sierra
The early apple will be loaded this year thanks to Sourwood knoll bees pollination
Grapevines and pond from the knoll
About two weeks prior to the first major honey flow of Tulip Poplar at the knoll
By mid May spring has moved up the mountain
Wild Canada Geese take their young for a swim on the pond
Looking between the fruit and nut trees at the knoll
One of the "girls" on Sourwood
A rain cloud puts a shadowy highlight on Brown Knob. It never seems to look the same.
Sourwood has beautiful bloom, red fall leaves and great honey
Hay field ready for first cutting
Ferns in the woods
A rare wild orchid "Ladyslipper" in the woods beside the knoll
A rare YELLOW flame azalea blooms beside the Knoll
As spring moves up the mountain, Sourwood Knoll bees get a "second chance" to visit the many varieties of wildflowers that have already bloomed at lower elevations. This variety makes our honey special!
Summertime morning fog rises up in front of Brown Knob
Late July evenings at the Knoll
Photo by Sierra
The summer haze these mountains are famous for
Though we are not in the Smoky Mountains, we still have that haze
Evenings and Mornings are peaceful at the Knoll
Photo by Sierra
Misty meadow morning in August
Photo by Sierra
By late September or early October fall color is showing up around the Knoll.
Depending on the weather, mid October usually brings a good measure of fall color.
Color comes to the higher elevations first, but the lower elevations tend to have the more showy colors.
Rainy Mid October afternoon
Fall color varies from year to year because of factors including weather.   This year, fall color came about quickly and was not very brilliant
Even in a poor display year, pockets are very pretty
The seasons seem to change too quickly.   Usually before you are through enjoying them they are long gone. Time to get ready for a new cycle. I hope the Sourwood blooms well again next summer.
New Years day 2007 morning fog lifting off the valley in front of Brown Knob
On April 7, 2007 we awoke on Sourwood Knoll to find a spring snow fall had visited us overnight.   This unusual weather, followed by a deep freeze for about 4 nights, brought severe damage to vegetation as well as harm to my bees.
The saying here in the mountains is, "if you don't like the weather just wait a few minutes."   It turned out to be a cool but beautiful day.   The problem was the nights of temperatures in upper teens and low 20s.