Browsing All posts tagged under »honey«

On Bees: Our First Ever Hive Split [Attempt]

March 9, 2015


Today has been good, in the best sense of the word. We participated in a seed and plant swap with a really cool group of people over in Clearwater at the Beacon Community Garden which is on the grounds of the Unitarian Universalist church off Nursery Rd. One of our favorite people ever, Jungle Jay, […]

Fall 2014 Honey Harvest

September 3, 2014


In truth it is not just the fall honey harvest, but the only honey harvest of the year. Because we already are stealing our honeybee’s hard work, we try to minimize our impact somewhat by harvesting around August/September and unless the bees make an excess of honey between now and when it starts to dip […]

Featured Food at Farm to Fork

November 6, 2012


If you’re in Tampa, you’ve probably at least heard of Ella’s. They are like the alter ego of the famed Refinery which is on our side of the highway and are sister’s in their innovative and scrumptious noms. Hooray for us! I’m debating whether I should show up for the faux farmer’s market and meet […]

I Never Imagined I Would Appreciate a Bee Sting or, Thank You For Sacrificing Your Life For An Actual Cause

October 8, 2012


Saturday night we traveled again to Sarasota to pick up our humming thrumming hive of honey bees. Because it has not been extracted this fall, the hive was very heavy and I opted to do the cheap thing and let the men do the heavy lifting. One of the men is even allergic to bees, […]