Monday, December 6, 2010

Feeding Bees

Brrr!  The nights are getting cold… and the days are getting a wee bit chilly too!  We’ve sure enjoyed having a fire in the woodstove the past couple of nights!

One of the things we need to think about when it gets cold is our honeybees.  God designed them to more or less take care of themselves, but it’s nice to give them a helping hand once in a while.  One of the ways we do that is by putting sugar-water outside for them in case they need extra food.

The recipe is simple. Dissolve 5 pounds of sugar in 2 1/2 quarts of water.  Here you can see Papa the Farmer making sugar-water with the master chef-in-residence.  You can tell which one is the master chef, because of lovely empty sugar bag chef hat he is wearing on his head!



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