Monthly Archives: April 2013

shrub update

in this case shrubs are home made syrups for making fizzy drinks.  March 30th had posted about making a couple of syrups, one was orange and the other was ginger.  Last night finished the last of the ginger syrup.  added … Continue reading

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nitrogen sources

Over at the ROOT SIMPLE blog, an experiment with straw bale gardening has turned into a discussion of human urine for nitrogen . . .Good sources of a nitrogen are always an issue here. A few  years ago, when someone … Continue reading

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zuchinni corral and other garden updates

  this is the zuchinni corral as it looked on April 6.  In the back are regular zuchinni, in the pots are Cocozelle, a bush zuchinni, before putting up the wall o waters   close ups of the zuchinni this … Continue reading

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hive update

went out to the hive to check up on what’s going on.  Tomorrow evening would be one week since installing the bees.  Decided to check the queen box, so opened the hive.  It was spontaneous – no veil, gloves, jacket, … Continue reading

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better picture

  you can see not one, but two combs – one easy to see, the other just to its left in this picture.  This is off the second and third bars.  The queen is on the third. so there should … Continue reading

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I see comb!

  Will take another photo later today when there’s less reflection on the window.  Do see some comb forming, but from what I can see, and the pictures in books, it almost looks like queen brood cells!  have to get … Continue reading

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hiving accomplished

All the bees are out of the package.  Some bees flying around in front  and around the hive.  most are gathered in a big ball in and around the first 3 bars (Queen is hanging off of bar 3).  Love … Continue reading

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