Busy bee week for me! Three small hives are now happily housed here on the urban homestead. Additionally, I was lucky (and fortunate) to find a nearby homeowner that will let me keep a few at her home.
I scouted out her property the other day and was happy with what I saw. It’s huge in size with a hilly terrain. Her property, situated next to a park, has a tennis court and pool. So, the bees will be in a quiet and secluded place. I plan on starting out with two hives there and see how things go from there.
Another friend and fellow city beekeeper is housing his hives nearby. So, apparently a good spot – nearby and easy to keep on eye on.
Better yet, it’s so close I can even bike!
Been getting a few email requests about selling bees to start newbies (or “newbees,” in this case). I’m thinking about it, but first will concentrate on the health and welfare of the hives here. If, God willing, all goes well, I MAY have a few to sell in the future.
Besides being busy with bees and spring plantings, tax time has arrived. Well, farming and taxes don’t mix. In an agricultural society, the powers that be would know better than to require tax filings during spring plantings. However, I’m chief financial officer here, so like I always do, I filed for an extension. I have WORK to do!
TAXES: Of life’s two certainties, the only one for which you can get an automatic extension. ~Author Unknown