It's bee box building season
Deep inside the hive, the queen bee has been laying eggs and the population is slowly growing. On warm spring days (like this past Friday) the bees are venturing out from the total darkness of the hive into the sun – soaking up the warmth, enjoying the fresh air, and stretching out their wings during short flights around the bee yard.
Meanwhile, we’ve been busy in the workshop building boxes and frames for the growing colonies, as well as cleaning up older equipment and getting it ready for another season. The honey house has been swept and organized, we’ve made an inventory of our equipment, and have ordered supplies we’ll need for spring.
Thanks to everyone who has signed up for our CSA program so far – it really helps us make ends meet between spring (when we incur our highest expenses) and summer (when the honey harvest starts coming in and we have product available for market). CSA memberships also save you money – but they’ll only be available until the harvest begins. So don’t delay – sign up today!
Our first event of the season will be the Spring Blossom Craft Show on Saturday 27 April at the Picton Arena. We’ll be there with lots of our handmade 100% beeswax candles and will be selling CSA memberships if you prefer to sign up in person. Please drop by and see us if you’re in the area – we’ll be there from 10am-4pm.
Until next time,
Natalie, Dan, and the bees