All the pre-ordered Wildflower Meadows queen bees will be arriving to the store Saturday July 16, 2016 and will be available between 11-5. It is PRIDE celebration day. The parade is starting at 11:00 at Normal Street down University Av to 6th Av. to Balboa Park. Enjoy the fun before or after you pick up your queen but consider bringing an open air cooler or such to keep your girl(s) cool. 619-293-3617
'Don't step on a bee day' was established to show respect to the plight to the greatest living creature on the planet. I feel bad when there is an accidental squash during a hive check or rescue. I will be giving them only a far-off wave on July 10th!
A labrador in Australia is trained to sniff out American Foulbrood in beehives and is saving them according to a FaceBook post.
This recipe from the Honey Connoisseur cookbook was a big hit at my last dinner party; Easy and delicious!
HONEY STRUCK CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES
2 c almonds, cashews or walnuts
¾ c cocao powder
5 dried pitted dates
1 T coconut butter
¼ c buckwheat honey
1 T butter
2 T water
shredded unsweetened coconut
Grind nuts. Add cocao powder, dates, honey, coconut butter, salt and blend.
Add water to make moist but not wet. Hand-roll into cherry-size balls and roll in coconut. Store in the refrigerator to 1 hour before serving.
Besides our fantastic native Coastal Sage Scrub and Chaparral plant communities, San Diego supports abundant planting that provides quality nectar to the honey bee… (click 'read more' to the right)
Rock and Roll. Max cheered on the marathon runners this morning for the run in front of the store. Was it the bee suit or his genuine nature that seemed to capture all the runner's eye?
I was up in the mountains reading a local paper this weekend as the snow fell outside. Local news was about a bee room had been constructed by beekeepers hired for the removal of an 8 year old bee colony in the walls of the Sloat Towne Hall (in Plumas
The delivery made it down from Canada and the ink is wet on our sign from the printers. We are getting close!
Bees originally invited me into beekeeping when I was completely surrounded by a wonderful buzz while pruning a blooming palm tree. I've been with them ever since.