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Friday Night Bees, A Risk-Taking Special Edition - May 11, 2018

So I got daring, with no mask or gloves or anything. It is cumbersome to take photos and videos with all of that on. No stings! 155 more words

Farmette 1769

29 April 2018

Well, here I was, hoping to be able to say that the weather had improved and that I had done a proper inspection of my hive and that everything was going along write nicely thank you very much. 142 more words

08 April 2018

Not much going on at the moment! Inspected the bees today – well, I say ‘inspected’, but all we really did was make sure they had enough food and the varroa count wasn’t excessive. 113 more words

17 March 2018

Last year I decided that, despite being a newbee, I would try using a Top Bar Hive in addition to my standard National. I signed up for a session with a chap called Jim Binning who uses them and provides the materials and instruction to make your own. 225 more words

Just Gotta Love Chickens!

At one of my apiaries, three hives, the property owner has 11 laying hens. I love chickens, always have. I loved it when grandma would send me out to her coop in Ford City – across the oil ditch north of Taft California. 271 more words

Gardening

Rain.....Yes it has Been Raining!

Almost 5 inches of rain over the past two weeks. I think the garden is well soaked!

I have three bee hives located nearby in a friends yard…..much more than a yard – it is essentially 3 lots, one with a house and guest house, one recently cleared for a Barndominium project. 949 more words

Gardening

Too Busy is my Excuse

I really have been busy. Bees, garden, substitute chicken farmer, setting up new apiary and more.

The bees first….two of the four top bar hives look very strong, one is toast and one may need an infusion of brood from a stronger hive. 540 more words

Gardening