I guess I need to start by telling you that the pollen substitute did not cause the regicide -- I was an accessory to that crime, but I have no idea of how hubby actually disposed of the evil queen once I helped catch her! We have another hive that has just become more and… Continue reading Pollen Substitute and Regicide
Luke Bryan sings that "rain makes corn..." but we are happy that rain also makes honey. This time last year we were in a severe drought in both Georgia and South Carolina and our bees had few resources of their own to get them through the dearth. Right now, there are no signs of a… Continue reading Rain is a Good Thing
SwarmToday was one of those awful days that ended a rather stressful work week followed by a text from hubby to remind me to get the oil changed in my car on the way home. Geeeesh ... didn't he know I wasn't in the mood to do that. Or maybe he knew I was even… Continue reading A Sweet Reward
Bee on lavender, June 2016 Last week we spent two days at the farm, went to workshops, and returned home for dental appointments. We had planned to head back to the farm yesterday, but that didn't work out. We intended to check the bees in the out yards on Saturday, and are just getting around… Continue reading Delays, delays, and more delays!
//www.youtube.com/get_playerA friend who is hosting some of our bees in an out-yard sent us a recording of some bee-acrobatics this afternoon. He slowed the video down -- it's so interesting to see them, but even more so to hear them, in slow motion. (The audio is so much better on my phone than on my… Continue reading Bees in slow motion
It's official -- if we are going to expand the bee business, we need to build a workshop at the farm! We have bee boxes everywhere, and we have locations to set them up when the bees arrive at the end of the month. It's been a lot of work getting everything painted,… Continue reading Bee ready
We've had a good weekend working in the yard and painting hives in preparation for the bees we're getting from the South Carolina Beekeepers Association on March 19th. We have enough hive bodies built and painted to accommodate the newcomers, and I'll spend evenings this weekend decorating them and using the wood burning tool to… Continue reading One Bee of a Headache!