Godard's Red Hen Farm/Mineral Hills Winery is located in Florence, Massachusetts. We sell honey, apples, apple cider, grape wines, mead, apple wine, blueberry wine, herbs, various beeswax products such as lip balms, hand salves and creams, and more! You can find our product list on the products page. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us! Thank you for visiting!
The bee hives that survived the winter seem pretty strong according to Sue. We have ordered some more bees and they will be available for pickup soon. We still plan to keep bees at the Arcadia reserve in Easthampton MA. and at another farm up the road from us in addition to the bees we keep on our farm.
Started pruning the grapes. Still have more to go. The Frontenac and Marquette grapes look OK so far (hopefully no hard freezes come along). We still are somewhat worried about some of our grapes since the early winter got extremely cold and we had no snow for insulation. Our Chambourcin and Seyval (even though both French-American hybrids) are not as cold hardy as the University of Minn. developed grapes (Frontenac and Marquette). Cayuga seems to do well. Our apple trees have been pruned and the blueberries are pruned.
Hope there is time to get a dormant oil spray on the trees, so much to do hard to prioritize.