Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Bee Log 45: August 10, 2010
At last we have honey to sell at the Phinney Farmers' Market on Friday nights from 3 to 7pm. Look for us there.
My husband uncapping a frame of honey. Note the dark honey in the center of the frame. The bees were collecting from two different flowers.
The extractor with a frame of honey inside.
The garden is producing despite the cold summer that we have had in Seattle. Shown is an orange cauliflower.
Six year old Belle wants to be a beekeeper. Her parents brought her over to our house to look at the beehives. The bees were a bit scary but that did not deter her interest. I have to admit that I am a little afraid of the bees too. One should respect a stinging insect with a powerful venom inserted with a barbed needle connected to a pumping device.
All of our bee suits were all hopelessly too big for tiny Belle. It was raining so we had a really good excuse not to look inside a live hive. We did watch the bees at the entrance of the hive for awhile. We also looked at an empty hive with frames inside and at our honey extractor.
I hope that this interest in bees will grow into a lifelong hobby or business. One never knows with a 6 year old. One must be careful not to discourage good things because of youth.