The Intention of this Blog
is to share my adventure of repurposing my family farm into art space and re-rooting myself in an 'old fashioned' way of life with my folks, the original Do-It-Yourselfers. It is a platform for me to share with others the things that I learn as I apprentice myself to my parents and grandparents.
"You cannot express, whatever your walk in life, unless you have a system of expression; and you cannot have a system of expression unless you have a prior system of cognate thinking and feeling; and you cannot have a system of thinking and feeling unless you have had a basic system of living." -Louis Sullivan "The Kindergarten Chats: The Art of Expression: 1"
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Category Archives: Beekeeping
New Colonies in the Hives
ell, since my brother Joe choose not to treat the colonies last fall for mites when we found they were dangerously infested, but to see what nature’s course produced, they died during the winter because of the amount of mites, … Continue reading
hen my brother Joe harvested his honey at the farm last fall he gave me a gift of a small quantity of propolis from his hives, along with the tantalizing hook that he heard you can make your own ‘liquid … Continue reading
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Checking Joe’s Bees for Varroa Mites
lso this last weekend, I helped my brother perform a check on his bees for Varroa mites. Varroa mites are a vary common parasite that uses the bee’s own brood cycle, or the raising of their young, to perpetuate its … Continue reading
oe and his girlfriend Eryn came up this weekend to harvest the honey in his hives. Dan has been bitten by the beekeeping bug and joined in on the fun. Bees apparently like light colored clothing and are less likely … Continue reading
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tagged along last weekend with camera and questions as my brother Joe and his assistants (Grandpa and brother in law to be Dan) checked on his hives at the farm. Thought you might enjoy some pictures of the wonders of … Continue reading