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May 4, 2015

Training Time, But No Students

Kinda spooky, now that good teaching opportunities are occurring everywhere, but without new beekeepers to learn, these are lost lessons. Right now, I am preparing my clothes and equipment to load up with my wife’s and leave in the morning to Orlando, FL to watch our youngest son graduate with his Doctorate in nursing. Then we will be off to Indianapolis, IN to watch our Number One grandson graduate High School. A flying trip (in the car) to Knoxville, TN to witness our Number Two grandson graduate from High School. After which we, my wife and I, will take a leisurely trip back to Pensacola, All this in the next three weeks.

In the meantime, I will not be able to show how to put frames and foundation together and make some supers to add to my hives. As of right now, some of the beekeepers on different forums are saying that their honeyflow is over and the bees are eating all the honey at a rapid pace and they are having to feed sugar water. I live in a housing area and the bees are still bringing in pollen and nectar. I am having to make more room for them to store their food. However, since I am a procrastinator, I have waited too long and now I will not be here to finish my work. Now the bees will maybe swarm and then I won’t have to add a supper. Oh well! That is my fault and no one else’s. Maybe someone will get the swarms and increase his apiary.

This is one of those times that you should “do as I say and not as I do”.

Until Next time, keep your veil close,  your smoker lit, and you hive tool sharp.

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