Wednesday, March 12, 2014

~ Our Bees are Dead ~

It was so cold this winter they hardly stood a chance. We checked and fed them right before Thanksgiving, loading them up with raw honey. It hasn't been warm enough to check on them before last week. They were all at  the top of their hive, they had eaten all of the honey. If we would have opened up the hive to give them more food we would  have froze all of them. Rock and a hard place. This is our favorite bee book and was suggested to us by a fellow beekeeper who was a state bee inspector for many, many years.

On a happy note, we starting getting two eggs a day. Not nearly enough for our family at the moment, we go through a dozen just at breakfast, just about everyday. We have on order 24 laying hens, 6 Bourbon Red turkeys and 50 broilers.

We also got one side of our garage cleaned out {again} so that I have a place to start seeds. The garage is heated by our outdoor wood burner so I can keep it pretty warm until I move plants into our polytunnels.

We grew melons in our polytunnel one year. It was a jungle by the end of the season.

What's going on in your next of the woods?

Shared at HomeAcre Hop 

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry about your bees. :( Sometimes homesteading can be so hard. Thank for sharing with us at the HomeAcre Hop.