Sunday, March 25, 2012
It seems mighty early to have figs but I sure do - lots of them on the bush. The weather here has been warmer than usual this spring. It seems we hardly had a winter but the last frost date for our area is April 15. I sure hope we don't get a hard frost but in Eastern North Carolina any kind of weather is possible. Lots of rain yesterday and we had some hail late in the afternoon.
I'm trying to root some figs too - we'll see what happens. Behind the fig cuttings is dwarf mondo grass that I dug up and divided. It's a great filler between pavers but mighty expensive if you need a lot.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
I added a deep to Nuc #4. Nothing to Hive #6 and Nuc #3. Hive #4 and Nuc #1 just reversed the deeps. They have room and maybe in a couple of weeks, I'll add supers to all the hives. But for right now, I want the bees to fill out the brood boxes or deeps.
Very happy - started the winter with six hives and all six survived.
And I did get stung - twice, once on each foot. I need some different shoes or something.
This is the beeyard after adding the deeps and reversing the deeps. I had taken a nuc out and set it up thinking a split could be done. But we didn't see any queen cells. Maybe later.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
1 (16 ounce) package Oreo cookies, crushed
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (24 ounce) package white chocolate bark
1 (24 ounce) package chocolate bark
Using a blender or hand held mixer, mix Oreos and cream cheese together.
Roll into walnut size balls. Chill for an hour.
Melt approximately 3/4 package of white almond bark.
Stick a toothpick in an Oreo ball and dip it in the melted white almond bark.
Allow to harden on wax paper. Takes about 15 minutes.
While waiting, melt about 1/4 package of chocolate almond bark.
When Oreo balls are no longer sticky to the touch, decorate with drizzles of chocolate and white almond bark. Just use a sandwich bag with a tiny hole cut in one corner to drizzle the almond bark.
I had one today as a matter of fact. You gotta do what you gotta do!