There was a light spotty frost on Sunday morning but it, quickly, warmed with the brilliant sun. By the time, J and I finished a session of brush and sapling clearing (multiflora rose, honeysuckle, mulberry, thorny callery pear), it had warmed enough for the honeybees to start flying. We added hives three and four on Saturday afternoon. We have been getting our packages from Jim Bobb of Worcester Honey Farms. The first two packages were brought in last month. They are queen right and off to a good start with supplemental 1:1 sugar water feeding. The hives are on the eastern side of the property in the space where we took down the old shed. This location gets early sunshine and is protected from wind that comes strong and cold from the northwestern corner of the property. Easy access, also, makes this a fine location. Next, we look to our strong hive in Elkins Park. It may be ready for a split. If that is the case, we will have a nuc to add to the apiary!
StellaLou Pics On Instagram!
@streetroad_artistsspace is a fantastic host for our beehives. Thank you for allowing this abundance of #wildflowers to grow! They are providing the #pollen and nectar that will help the bees through the winter. I had blocked their entrance for ten minutes to do a mite treatment and they left a little pile of pollen at the door so they could get more! #asters #goldenrod
Instagram Pics from The Coop!
A lovely afternoon of harvesting our #glassgemcorn and pulling back the husks to dry them. We will be processing this into cornmeal once we get them fully dry. . . . I could look at these for hours. So much color inspiration! 😍❤️😍 . . . #colorinspiration #makesomethingeveryday #makefood #damnnatureyoupretty #gardencolors #corn #cornmeal #cornharvest #organicgardening #gardening #homestead #homesteading #chestercountypa #stellaloufarm #nofilter
“The eyes of the future are looking back at us and they are praying for us to see beyond our own time.” Terry Tempest Williams
- Renewable Energy: Learn about the Dragon! January 24, 2014