I had to relocate a bee hive today. That meant completely tearing it down, examining every frame and reassembling it only three feet away. It was a lot work! While in there, I dusted the bees with powered sugar.
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Here's a current look at my main garden ... yes, for those who haven't seen it in a while, the cute white picket fence is gone ... it lasted ten years but then started to rot and it had to go... :(
Here's a photo I got while inspecting the bee hive today ... this is the top of the second deep super, with the honey super and queen excluder removed. There are a MILLION bees in there ... well, maybe not quite, but almost.
I built a hive stand for my bees today. At present, I only have one hive but plan to go up to two.
I always grow artichokes. That's a fact. Here's another fact for you: I rarely ever eat the ones I grow. It's not that I don't like artichokes, I love them!
Well, hey, I love hummus. Who doesn't? So one day, I had this great idea: I can grow it in my garden!
With our unusually cool Pacific Northwest summer, it's been a great season for lettuce, kale, cabbage and other cool-weather plants. This is my second cabbage harvest and I just had to show it to you ... and show you what I did with it ....
As my beautiful white picket fence has finally aged to the point where it is no longer stable, I have removed it from the garden and made plans to convert the large garden bed into a long series of raised beds.
Here are the first to come out of the garden - this photo is a week or two old at this point but I've been so busy .... the first of these will go into my dehydrator to make zucchini chips.