Need a change? How’s chilling out on Jamaica’s north coast sound? a little ackee and saltfish, roast breadfruit and chocolate tea for breakfast catching a warm morning rain shower while picking fruit.> learn bees, top bar hives and some unique and tasty sustainable agriculture stew peas, rice and callaloo for lunch a little hammock time in a sweet sea breeze hiking down to a beach […]
The bad weather continued through the third week in May. It’s still cool. But not cold enough to keep the bees from flying. So today, I opened up the broodnests and: inspected the brood pattern looked for signs of pests and disease fed where needed switched to a top entrance added a third deep box The Good News The brood patterns were compact and solid. […]
Radiolab does it again. Solved! A bee-buzzing, honey-licking 2,000-year-old mystery that begins here, with this beehive. Look at the honeycomb in the photo and ask yourself: (I know you’ve been wondering this all your life, but have been too shy to ask out loud … ) Why is every cell in this honeycomb a hexagon? My kind of bee math. Check it out.
April’s weather has been terrible. Basically a snow storm about every 3 days. It’s brought desperately needed moisture to this land of extreme drought. But I still haven’t had a chance to pull a few frames and take a close look. Yet, it was time to refill the feeders on those lighter weight hives. So, I basically did a repeat of my March Inspection. hives […]