A beekeeper’s message from sunny Florida
Just an update from what used to be known as “The Sunshine State”… Well, for those of you thinking about your next vacation, it’s been raining here for 18 days straight. We have started building an ark in the barn, large enough for the horses, all the dogs, and our thirty hives!
I bought a jumbo-sized package of rubber washers (the kind you use in faucets) and have handed them out to all our “girls” in their hives. They each now have their own floating life preservers. They are standing by, with their floatation devices tucked under their wings, prepared for the next deluge.
I have promised to take them to a warm and sunny place, just as soon as we can float out of here. Until then we’re trying not to count the record 26 inches of rain we’ve emptied from the rain gauge in the past 2 weeks. Keep smiling, keep busy, and keep buzzing.