Friday, September 14, 2012

A Visit from the Home School Group

Anna's home school group visited yesterday for a "beekeeping day".  We extracted a tray of honey, taught the kids a little about hive components and bee behavior, and making lip balm from beeswax.  The kids were divided into 3 groups and they rotated sessions every 15 minutes or so.  At the end, we enjoyed the fruits of our labor with each child going home with a honey bear filled with honey and a lip balm.  Also feasted on biscuits and fresh honey.  Our friends, Bob & Juanita Schultz were visiting from Sacramento so it made the day even more special.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Summer's End

The heat, the drought, the extremes in weather and a busy summer about to end.  Harry cleared off most of the remaining garden today and, though it is still hot and muggy, it reminds us that Fall is just around the corner.  We will be harvesting our honey in a couple more weeks so that's a sure sign that things are wrapping up for the season.

Some of the recent events that I haven't made note of:

Nolan's Baptism - June

A Trip to Science Central with Sydney, Nolan, and Griffin - August

Kensi's Baptism - August

Bees on the Outside of the Hive - Too Hot for Us and the Bees