Honey Questions

Honey Questions

Honey in the Winter? Normally honey is harvested at the end of a period keepers call “the flow”. The flow is when plants are producing nectar and bees are harvesting it to make honey. The exact date of the flow varies depending on location and climate, but usually Spring through late Summer. Bees consume stored(…)

Updates from the Hive

Updates from the Hive

Friday morning there was a mosquito service a block away spraying but my bees seem ok. I’m hoping the combination of early morning spraying schedule and distance may have helped. Today, I took an early morning look-see inside the hive to check status of feeding and colony. Unsurprisingly, they’d consumed the gallon of supplemental feed(…)

Lazy Urban Farming Raised Beds

Lazy Urban Farming Raised Beds

A couple friends and neighbors have asked what plans I followed to build our raised vegetable beds, and honestly, I didn’t. These were thumbnail designs in my head based on three principles: Minimize the number of cuts needed (all done at store) Waste as little material as possible Materials have to fit in my car(…)