It was a very wet, windy, dreary and horrible day so what better why to occupy my time than to annoy the good folk of an esteemed and reputable bee keeping forum. I blame Google. It’s too easy to get information…the information of folklore and urban myth that is… finding real hard scientific fact is… Continue reading Honey with the taste of humility
If you’re squeamish don’t read this. For the rest of you if you want to be a beekeeper then you must get used to dead bees. Don’t worry, they don’t haunt you…well kinda but not really. You may have a few sleepless nights wondering what happened and worry just how awful a beekeeper you are… Continue reading Deadout
The soft, lush grass felt cool against my left cheek through my bee suit hood as I lay sprawled in the orchard beside one of my hives. I look up to see my aider-and-abettor busily putting a box with the old comb into the car. “Good.” I thought, “He didn’t see me.” “Did you enjoy… Continue reading Spring inspection of bees… and grass.
“Can I open them yet? Can I? Can I?” The child ogles the gift of a box of sweets. “Ah, go on, let me open them.” Five minutes later “Can I open them now?” The beekeeping forums are littered with it, the annual plaguing of the Sages for the answer that they want to hear. … Continue reading Can I open them yet?