Fall has arrived! I’m loving today…enjoying the cool breeze through the windows, doing a little cleaning, baking Oatmeal Craisin White Chocolate Chip Cookies and whipping up a batch of Creamy Butternut Squash soup (recipes coming soon!) Ed cleaned up the garden, let our chickens roam around there a while eating bugs and tomatoes, and then he set out the honey coated… Read More
One of the first things I wanted to know when we began our beekeeping classes was how a beekeeper got to the honey. I had absolutely no knowledge of bees and, as interesting as it all was, I couldn’t wait to learn how to get that honey out of those honeycombs! It was quite an education, which we put… Read More
Ed and I first got interested in beekeeping in the winter of 2012. We found a class offered by our local Beekeeper’s Club, BONS, Beekeepers of the Northern Shenandoah, and signed up for a class that began in February. It lasted about eight weeks and consisted of one, two-hour class a week. I was a little reluctant because I’m not… Read More
We visited our apiary today in the hopes of getting a good photo of our little ladies hard at work. We got really lucky! This one is carrying a bit of pollen.