The rain is inhibiting weather for the honey bee. They cannot fly in it, which means they cannot collect pollen. Although we all know that rain helps things grow we also know too much rain can drowned things.
The rain can stop for today, please!
On the good side of this rain, I ordered my Lemon Queen sunflower seeds for the family and one to surprise my dad with so we can do the Sunflower
Well, just back from my second bee class. Went better than I thought. I knew one of the presenters tonight, my husband, Jeff. I have never heard him teach before so I was a bit concerned since I know he can go on and on a bit over the average Joe's head when it comes to science. He did well though and had some good crack-ups for us to chuckle over. I convinced him to drop the red-eyed
I enjoyed my first class with the BUMBA group tonight. Now I know why Jeff and Greta like coming to these meetings and classes. Fun group! My favorite part was Nicki showing us the waggle dance of the honey bee. If I get my hand on a quality phone video I will pass it on for fun but for now here is something to give you an idea....more later.
Mother Nature hit us again this new year in more ways than one. We had 25 inches of snow fall on us last Saturday. Once the snow stopped we brushed off the mega-piles on the hives and tilted them to see how light they were. Two of four boxes were worrisome. We made fondant for the hives that were light. The lightness means there is not enough food for the bees for the winter. We were hoping
Well, I have been so very busy after the bees honey was extracted I never got to update on my blog. We have been busy making more skin salves, lip balms, a wonderful Goat's Milk Lotion and now we are in the works of making a rejuvenating face cream. Honey Glow is going to be at the following Holiday Festivals:Nov. 27 - Nov. 29 at the National Harbor's Holiday MarketDec. 5th at the Mt. Rainier
Well, the day came....we finally got to extract our first batch of honey. The whole family took part and excitement was pouring out of each one of us. We wondered how much we would get. We hope to have enough to pass around to friends and family. The pale of honey is only half full so we can estimate. We only had about a dozen frames, six of which are from a second harvest and a very
Well, I have been thinking about getting back to my blog for Honey-Glow and the girls. I don't ignore those cute fuzzy bees but I do seem to be ignoring this computer. This is something I would like to get better at, the blogging, that is. Maybe I can become more consistent. So off I go......
This is some burr comb we were able to snag forsome tasty treats at home. The Russian bees were hard at work. We have had our honey flow already and we were very surprised at what we found when we peered in one afternoon. This burr comb came after the honey flow in our parts and we have been trying to figure out what it could be from. Maybe Thistle? It had an interesting taste to it which we
Wow! I just got back from an interesting venue. I have never participated in a craft fair before. Granted the fair was local but it was great. Jeff and I were both. We were there to sell our first two new products made from beeswax, Honey Glow Skin Salve and two lip balms...they were a hit. Another great part of the experience is that Jeff had some great conversations informing people about