August 5, 2012 – The Rain was Nice, the Wind, not to Much…

Yesterday’s rain was welcome, but for this beehive, it was a bit much.

This is our most productive and hive with the most supers on it. It’s at another farm and it was, shall we say, a bit delicate to put a hive back in place section by section. We took four supers that were full away, left the bottom few on and put an empty super on top.  Needless to say it was a bit frightening to put this all back together with the hiving buzzing around, looking for a home.  I brought a trailer along, and with the four supers we brought home, most of the bees blew off the 70 mph trip home.  then we needed to secure the honey in a location that was airtight, so the remaining bees and any other neighborhood hives didn’t steal the frames – so, we pried the frames loose and put them all in giant coolers until we are ready to extract.

August 4, 2012 – Now, for Something Completely Different

Finally, a real storm front rolls through.

While it did not rain too long or too fiercely, we did get a bit under an inch of rain.

It should keep what was still alive in the garden good for another week – although I dug a small hole in the garden, and the soil was only wet down about three inches before it was hard and dry.

August 2, 2012 – New Overpackaging Record?

See that flat thin bubble wrapped item on top of the boxes?

It’s a replacement laptop screen. The screen was in the small box below it, which was in turn in the bigger box further below. That’s it. They must not have had any extra refrigerator boxes lying around to put the bigger box in!