The bees! The bees!! I become more and more interested in the bees every day. This hive just got a new queen about two weeks ago. The old queen wasn’t laying enough eggs, so a new one was brought in! They haven’t been able to produce quite as much honey as one would hope, but it’s kind of a miracle that they have survived the season at all. (As Time recently pointed out, we will certainly pay the price if we don’t figure out what is killing the world’s honey bees. More here, and all over the internet…) Hopefully, I’ll be able to work with them more as time goes on, but for now, I watch them buzz in and out of this tiny slot in their hive from a slight distance!
Bluebird Farms has their own blog, as well! It’s updated often and includes pictures of activity throughout the day (which we sometimes can’t get, because we’re working!) You can find lots of information about Community Supported Agriculture, Farmer’s Markets, recipes and more there. We’ll keep updating here as often as we can!