So last night I thought it a good time to add a box to each of the hives. It’s been over 21 days which is the honey bee gestation period so this will give them plenty of space to handle all the newborns that I hope will be emerging soon.
Pollen – McE bees have been bringngin in lots of yellow/orage cheeto colored pollen. McK bees which I’ve not spent much time observing didn’t seem to be bringing in as much and it was a bit paler, almost white. But both hives had pollen coming in.
Yesterday we looked in on the new hives. Both queens were released. Vickie’s seemed pretty active but I didn’t see any comb. In ours, there was a bit of comb. However, I didn’t look to closely on either.
Both of the feeding jars were empty so we replenished those.
Overall, both hives looked active and healthy. That’s very cool.
This Saturday I picked up two 3 lb packages of bees and put them into Warre Hives.
This is a new beginning for me. All of my existing hives had died. I don’t know why – some starved, wax moths got one – but I have a feeling it was beekeeper error.
I found the Top-bar hives a bit of a pain in the neck to deal with. There was just too much ‘management’ involved. I didn’t want to go re-arranging comb. Every time I tried, I felt like I did more harm than good. Plus, I just di
I’ll admit to having trouble with this one.
While S&S seems to be about two likable people overcoming their nature to find love. Their nature being common traits of youth or…just common.
P&P’s main characters don’t seem all that likable. It’s the story of a pain in the neck chick and a emotionally detached (is he autistic?) dude. They’re both at ages where these problems should be behind them or else they should just move on.
I’ve not much interest in the story
My politics tend to lean libertarian/anarcho-capitalist but when I watch Downton Abbey I want to get my Bernie Sanders on real bad and hang the Crowley family.
The same goes for the characters in Sense and Sensibility.
That doesn’t bode well for my 2016 reading goal of working my way through all of Miss Austen’s six novels, does it? But it was my reaction about 50% of the way through when I realized that although a soldier is a character, the Napoleonic Wars are not menti
Since last summer I’ve been posting pieces on Bow Tie Aficionado but not posting them here. So here they all are so far.
Bow Ties at a Funeral
It’s Bow Tie…Not a Bow Untied
Bow Tie Review: Tie Room Marvin and Pilou
Bow Ties are NOT Cool
Pensee Bow Ties Review
Bow Tie Review: Bow Tie Club Excelsior
Disappointment When I Don’t Wear a Bow Tie
How to Get Your Fella to Wear a Bow Tie
Weight Loss and Bow Tie Courage
When I was young, my grandfather told me he had read the Bible cover to cover when he was young. I was impressed by that and had a desire to do it myself.
But never did. I mean. It’s the Bible. Who wants to read that for pleasure?
Finally, in 2015, I did. And not for pleasure. Just to do it.
First off, my perspective of the Bible stories was so off. Things that loom large in my mind – Jonah and the Whale – for instance, is just a few hundred words
My reading goal in 2015 was to really get to know Tolkien. I wanted to read the Hobbit, LOTRs, and the Silmarillion.
I almost did it.
When I read the last page of the Return of the King in early December and started looking at the Silmarillion, I just couldn’t. I debated but I’d had enough of Tolkien. It isn’t naturally my cup of tea and reading what one reviewed wrote of the Silmarillion – a cross between the Bible and the phone book – just put me off.
As noted in my
One of my reading projects for 2015 was to read the Hobbit, Lord of the Rings and the Silmarillion.
As I wrote about The Hobbit back in January, I’m not a fantasy guy. Wizards, magic, dragons, elves and the like make me go running. But I read the books incompletely as a teenager and knew so so a more thorough reading was always out there as a challenge.
After reading The Fellowship, I still don’t get fantasy but not long after starting it, I did know enough to know I wasn’t ed