bees

Busy bee weekend

October 14, 2019 // 2 Comments

Our bees seem to have a thing for weekends. About three weeks ago they swarmed on a Sunday and our mentor Sam had to make plans with his girls to rush out to us to save them. [...]

Don’t pull it out!

September 30, 2019 // 1 Comment

Following on from our previous post about our bees swarming, this post is primarily about bee food. But there’s another story woven through about “pretty” vs functional [...]

Bees swarming!

September 25, 2019 // 1 Comment

We live in interesting times indeed – I had three stories ready to go at the same time! The framed chook greens one was basically finished, so it went out, but this is [...]

When the heat is over…

July 8, 2019 // 7 Comments

A while ago I said “when the heat is over, I’m going to plant more clover”, primarily for the bees. We plant all the open areas and paths at Dreamland with a mixture of [...]

H is for Honey

May 6, 2019 // 1 Comment

It’s always great excitement when you harvest anything new for the first time. Some of you may have been doing the bees and honey extraction so many times that it becomes a [...]

The last path

March 28, 2019 // 4 Comments

When I was a young teenager my friend introduced me to “The Last Waltz”, a recording of the last live performance of a Canadian band simply called “The Band” (which [...]

Pre-autumn activity

March 18, 2019 // 4 Comments

Technically we are still having late summer (season of eels *), but we’ll optimistically call it early autumn. We haven’t had any real rain yet – literally just a [...]

H is for honey

February 25, 2019 // 3 Comments

OK this isn’t about a full-on harvest as such. But it’s a bit like picking those first five apricots off a young tree. It’s a bit of a celebration. Especially if it’s [...]

In the heat of the moment

January 4, 2019 // 5 Comments

We saw it coming days away. It was all over the weather forecasts, with warnings broadcasted on all the radio stations and a total fire bans across the state. 43°C with a [...]

Hive of activity

December 11, 2018 // 12 Comments

In my previous post, I described how the first part of our weekend was a hectic hive of activity to keep the baby chicks cool through the heat wave, with a lot of other stuff [...]