Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Monday, June 24, 2013
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Jo called Tuesday to say that a longtime family friend, Mike (on the guitar), had been killed in a car accident early Tuesday morning. Death does come unexpectedly. Sometimes we get harsh reminders. My heart is with his parents, who will bury him on Saturday. I hope that they will be able to say good-bye and find a way to reinvent themselves, to move through this and on.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
Our weak hive lost her queen and just couldn't get its act together.
Our strong hive, however, is doing a great job.
The white stuff along the top is capped honey.
The yellow-ish capped stuff in the middle is capped brood.
The cells that are uncapped and dark are pollen stores.
The cells that are uncapped with flecks of white are bee larvae.
Here's another frame from our strong hive.
We combined the two hives on Saturday to give the weak hive
a chance to build up and survive.