Monthly Archives: July 2011

bees preparing to split the hive

As I mentioned in my last posting on the bees, I had found the two shallows completely filled with honey. I pulled them off and put on another shallow to give the bees some room to work. I had noticed … Continue reading

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dad’s bee story

Since I was young, I have heard Dad tell the story of how he and his brother tried to put the bees “to bed” one night. I believe I mentioned in the introduction that one of the reasons Dad was … Continue reading

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tomato time!

If there is no other reason to plant a garden than for fresh tomatoes, that is more than justification enough for the effort. There is absolutely nothing as good as tomatoes fresh from the garden. It must be a small … Continue reading

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bees 2011, so far

In early January, we had a few warm days and I noticed bees buzzing around all four hives, a good sign, or so I thought. Come early February, there was a warm weekend day and I decided to do a … Continue reading

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bees 2010

My nephew and I thought it would be fun to see if we could get the kids more involved with the bees.  We orderwd enough hats and veils to outfit the older kids and we ordered the materials to build … Continue reading

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power to the grid, part 3

So through late May everything seemed to be going well with the solar arrays. Right after the weekend in May where we had the multitude of tornados across NC, the weather turned very hot. Prior to this point you would … Continue reading

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