Month: August 2012

Yard Report – July Year 1

Yard Report – July Year 1

The Bees The bees occupy 14 frames. They are: healthy very gentle making a living and are a joy to work Wildfire smoke was a constant factor this month. Some days it’s so thick, it’s hard to breath. When the smoke is bad, the bees […]

Beeswax Candles

Beeswax Candles

What’s neater than a beeswax candle? the complex smells of propolis and beeswax the feel the color of the wax enhanced by a glowing flame and the joy of making them A note from Murris Johnson got me to thinking about them. As much as […]

Mann Lake PF-100 Plastic Frames

Mann Lake PF-100 Plastic Frames

Mann Lake PF-100 plastic frames have several advantages: convenient economical 4.9mm cell size pest resistant available in medium and deep sizes great acceptance And they have a few drawbacks: bees build ladder comb between boxes of PF-100s feel flimsy require different handling techniques compared to […]