Garlic scapes in May

It’s just the end of May, and it amazes me that the garlic has thrown scapes, the fireflies have made their debut, the tomato plants are beginning to blossom, and the bees have already gathered a harvestable amount of honey. Forgive me if I am redundant in saying this but nearly everything continues to be … Continue reading Garlic scapes in May

Swarm!

Last post, I mentioned that once bees decide they will swarm, there is no turning back.  Last Sunday, several hundred bees found their way into the garage, where the extra beekeeping equipment is kept.  Smelling like honey and cozy like home, the bees are attracted to the empty frames in supers and brood boxes.  At … Continue reading Swarm!

Excuses and more excuses

It’s been a while, shamefully, since I updated the handful of faithful on the status of Fox Plot.  I have excuses, the lame kind that are generic and generally sound like “I’ve been so busy!”.  As reigning queen of the part-time jobs, I can’t so much pick and choose when I have too much to … Continue reading Excuses and more excuses