First Atemoya Harvest

First Atemoya Harvest

While doing yard work, I looked over and saw a fruit under the Cherimoya. During my last farm inspection I wondered just when, and how to harvest the fruit. My heart sank. This little tree was an experiment. It surprised me by fruiting. I wondered if the fruit would ripen. And I figured a critter had beat me to it. Finishing my work, I picked up the […]

Build A Bee Hive Bed

Build A Bee Hive Bed

Just what is a bee bed anyway? And why would anyone want one? Well, a picture is worth a thousands words. But here some of what comes to mind: it’s a great way to get some hive buzz and air for your health. a hide out to escape in to. in the right spot, a private place to sunbath. and a great storage place for […]

A Breath of Hive Air Apitherapy

A Breath of Hive Air Apitherapy

A recent Beesource thread  Inhaling Beehive Air – Apitherapy jogged my mind. I’ve had a similar, relaxing, and very peaceful experience when next to a hive. I discovered it by accident while reclining on a lounge and watching a hive in my backyard. As a commercial beekeeper, who spent most of my time around hives/hive products, it was an unusual surprise. The effects were alot like […]

More Farming

More Farming

I’ve been away from the farm for awhile. Now it’s a little cooler and it’s time for a look. Yep, still have the usual stuff. Everything is healthy, larger, more green and thriving in the much wetter and slightly cooler weather. The bamboo is 15′ tall and the flowers add a nice touch of color. What is this? I’ve never grown anything like it before. I […]

Swallowed Up

Swallowed Up

Do you need to breakup your daily routine? Want to face your fears? How about: contemplating caving turn that cave up vertically fill it with  water and scuba dive to the bottom. Want a little additional adrenaline? Turn that cave into the throat of a once active geyser now bubbling, underground hot spring: you’re surrounded by rock 55′ underground a small hole in the ceiling of […]

Natrona County Beekeeping Association

Natrona County Beekeeping Association

Are you keeping bees in or around Natrona county? Now there’s an option to hang out and talk bees with others. Check out the Natrona County Beekeeping Association. Unlike the commercial focused state organization, this group appears active, enthusiastic and hobby focused. Unfortunately, I left Wyoming just as these folks advertised their first meeting. I’ve never been much of club type person. But had I […]

Pure Honey – Really!

Pure Honey – Really!

For more than 100 years, beekeepers have labeled their honey as “Pure”. By implication there was a problem with some honey being not so Pure. Back then, most agricultural poisons were inorganic. They killed the bees whether applied to the crops, or put in a hive by a beekeeper. And dead bees don’t make any contaminated honey. Not so pure honey was often adulterated with […]

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