Sunday, October 09, 2005

Mixed news on the honey business. We lost a hive to American Foul Brood, a nasty disease that devistates a hive and can spread to other hives. The spores of the disease are so resistant to being destroyed, you have to burn the entire hives and super-heat your hive tool. We did this on Saturday. It was sad to watch a 4-box hive go up in flames. Very very hot fire.

The good news is that last week we made a second harvest of honey, which was even bigger than the first. I wasn't expecting to find much honey as we prepared the bees for winter, so this was a wonderful surprise. We have enough to sell some locally now.

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