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Rain is a Good Thing

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

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Bee Stings · Lazer Creek Apiary · Pests - Bees

Helicopters and Bees

For the past three days, helicopters have flown low over the area, usually in the mornings.  The timber company across the creek is either thinning trees or clear-cutting, so maybe they're checking the progress.   During the fly-overs today, hubby was checking hives across the road at the neighbor's sunflower field and I was checking some… Continue reading Helicopters and Bees

Canning · Cooking · Farmers · Lazer Creek Apiary · Pests - General

Hunter-gatherers

Yesterday, I temporarily deferred my equal rights ideologies and stepped back (way back) into a hunter-gatherer role,  trailing along behind the man of the house, picking berries while he did the manly task! There are so many beautiful ripe blackberries on our property, but they are so hard to get to.  At the best of… Continue reading Hunter-gatherers

Apiary · Bees

Using Voice Recorder for Hive Inspections

It's hot.  It's humid.  I'd just spent 45 minutes pushing the lawnmower up and down slopes that should be bush-hogged, not mowed.  (We set the mower up high so I can get over branches and stumps.)   When I realized I'd left my clipboard in the shipping container, I decided to just record what I was… Continue reading Using Voice Recorder for Hive Inspections