Tag: bees

Finishing the Lockers

If you recall, we bought some lockers at MakeICT a few months ago. Many things came up and they sat unfinished by the Quonset Hut. We have a few more to finish. We start with one like this. Then the Husband grinds off the… Continue Reading “Finishing the Lockers”

Busy Little Bees

We decided to check the bees and do our final feeding. We have a laggy hive that we still feed. Well, Hive 1 is two years old. We put a super on this spring. No action in the super. Not sure what to do… Continue Reading “Busy Little Bees”

New Bees!

We are definitely better at this bee thing. Today we took the afternoon off to pick up our bees. We go to our usual guy. He’s just in a neighborhood.

Newbies

Got the call… Our bees will bee here on Friday! Three new colonies.

Just Super!

The dandelions are blooming which means one thing, time to stop feeding the bees for the winter. They have callery pear and apple trees are blooming, and we have daffodils. S food enough for the bees. Since the one remaining hive really did well… Continue Reading “Just Super!”

Go Time on the Farm Stand

So we decided we had too many eggs, and we were going to sell this weekend, come hell or high water. Luckily, at the auction there was a sign available. We got it for five American dollars.

Beeswax Wraps

Yet another anti-plastic post. I’m trying to be more sustainable. This one was pretty easy. There are several ways to do this, but this one worked for me, given the way I deal with my wax.

Moar honey!

Holy cow we had a lot of honey. From that one hive, we got over 40 bears of honey. I believe the appropriate measurement for honey is bears, right?

Bad news, good news

The bad news is we lost another hive. The good news is that it was chock full of honey. We think it just got too cold with the north wind making the sleet go sideways. We learned a lesson, if it seems weak, act… Continue Reading “Bad news, good news”

Feeding the Bees When You Are Married to a Biologist

In the winter, we have to feed the bees every week. It’s a relatively simple process. Heat water, pour onto sugar, and stir. That is unless you are married to a Biologist.