And Just Like That

DSC_1201They swarmed off.

When the willow fell, it was full of bees and honey.  Just hours later the new hive was set in place.  Everything was going well. DSC_1123

The hive was gaining popularity for a few days.  

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Then the wasps got curious.  And then the hornets.  We were going to move the hive that day.  Walking back in from the field, we heard the noise.  We saw the cloud.  Then they were gone.

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The wasps and hornets can clear honeycomb in minutes.  Lovely honey, dripping and full of yum is now left empty.

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I can only assume that the bees got fed up with those pesky wasps and hornets.  They all agreed to find a new home.

Honey Honey

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The bees seem to be moving in.  It will take some more time.

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The bees are great, it’s those pesky wasps and hornets that make trouble.

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Our friend who came by with the hive has been monitoring them.  He thinks they will move in and be fine, but we need a few more days.

Meanwhile, Brent worked some honey out of the honeycomb.  WOW!  Lovely stuff.  so strong.  When you taste it, the honey feels good for your health.

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The Great Escrape

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Brent bought this scraper dealio.  He’s now arrived at a moment to use it.  I remember him buying it.  I remember Kevin assembling it like a new Lego Battle Pack ( but a tad bit harder and a tad bit heavier ).  It sat for awhile, not because we didn’t love it.  No, because at last, we can scrape hay, poo, what have you across a field that needs that extra boost

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Soon to follow will be seed broadcast with green broadcast machine.

With the pasture Brent was planning to seed, he worked it hard with the bovines.   They did a great job preparing the field.  After, Brent scraped the bits and bobs to make a fertile seeding ground.

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More awesomely, we finally found Brent’s lost sunglasses.  They rested in Yukon for two years getting ready for the amazing seeding this year.  Two years looking for those babies and at last found.  Thankfully, the sun is on.

And then we did the great honey taste off.

Acacia, Bruyère, Bourdaine, Printemps

all different.  all local.  all, I wish you were here.

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We are not only into local.  We are into local bacteria.  Honey seems to grab that life and make it work for all those folk who consume it.