Saturday, April 25, 2015

Kids and Spring flowers

New kids and Spring flowers
 A set of twins sleeping under the feeder.
A new baby. 

 The big kids out in grass and jumping on hay bales.


A few of the tulips blooming. 

 Miniature iris blooming.







Friday, April 24, 2015

Bee Book for You

Last year I put together this book in Shutterfly as a gift to my little beekeeper helpers at Christmas.  It was very easy to drop photos into the pre-designed pages.

Please feel free to order a copy for yourself.   Shutterfly has some great sales for Mother's Day.

Shutterfly offers exclusive layouts and designs so you can make your book just the way you want.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Gooey Fritos


Gooey Fritos
Spray cookies sheet lightly with vegetable or olive oil.
Spread 16 ounce package corn chips or Fritos on pan.

In saucepan bring to a boil:
1 cup corn syrup
1 cup sugar
When comes to boil add
1 cup peanut butter and stir until well blended.
Pour over corn chips.

Great snack!
Darin likes!!





Sunday, April 19, 2015

Busy Bees

Flowers in Bloom

Crabapples and apple trees are in bloom.  

The bees are collecting pollen to build up supply.  

The two newest hives have "nucs" installed.   Nucs are established hives with laying queen and brood (baby bees) at various stages of development.
The shorter hives have packaged bees (3lbs of worker bees and 1 queen).  The two taller hives overwintered and are growing fast.  







The crabapple trees are a flurry of activity.  You can hear the bees when you walk by.   

The supers (smaller boxes for honey storage) and more brood (large boxes) are ready for expansion and baseball season.  

Friday, April 17, 2015

Spring goats


Spring has sprung and new kids are arriving.

 We have 3 new little newborn kids.
 
The older kids are out sunning and eating grass.






Wednesday, April 8, 2015

It's All About the Bees

The expanding hives arrived for Easter weekend in the form of 3 lb packages with queens.   



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Goats fun

Goat fun
Smile
 Chewing on Kayli's sleeve


 Climbing on Dean, Kayli and Aubri.


 Climbing on Aubri.


 Aubri's Favorite