Before I get too far into the building saga. I should give a hats off (which is saying a lot coming from a beekeeper) to Farm Credit Services. Without their help we could never have started this building project. We had attempted for a couple years to get a business loan, SBA …
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Our contractors started digging the footer for our new storage building in August. That part went smoothly. Their backhoe that was much bigger than our small Kubota BX22 made short work of the remains of the one tree stump we just couldn’t remove. We had been chipping away at it for nearly a week …
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The weather forecast was calling for rain, but it cleared out early and the day was warm, humid and sunny with a light breeze. The bees were very, very active. Unlike yesterday, the bees were virtually ignoring the dry pollen substitute I had put out for them. A quick inspection of the activity told me …
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We were able to clean up most of the wood on the barn in the fall. The foundation took a lot longer. In part because bee season had started, but also because of the weight and amount of the flagstone and brick foundation and concrete floor. The good news was that there was no reinforcing …
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We are just a week into February and we have yet to have the really cold weather one expects in Ohio for January and February. We really haven’t had a prolonged period that has been below freezing. Last week we had a few days in the upper 40s and even a day that broke the …
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I’m working on redoing the entire website using the wordpress engine. I’ve simply outgrown the old software and wordpress has evolved significantly over the past several years. I don’t really care for the current look and will hopefully be changing it over the coming weeks. Any feedback (good or bad) is welcome.
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It’s been entirely too long since I’ve had a change to post any updates here. Beekeeping and life in general was just too much to do and have time to update the website. My wife complains that I can never say no… and I suppose it’s true to a point. I’m now also secretary of …
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This has had to be the most consistently cold April that I can recall in the past many years. The next 4 days aren’t looking much better either though it’s actually on the warm side compared to the past few days with highs that only were in the mid 40s.
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Belated Happy New Year!
It's been a cold winter so far this year and it looks like the cold weather will be around for awhile. The 10 day forecast doesn't show anything above freezing. There isn't much one can do with the bees besides repairing old equipment and preparing new for the upcoming year. And …
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