This nuc will soon be transferred to its new home. Despite the recent cold temperature and battering wind, day light is already one hour longer and flowers are blossoming. Bees are enjoy today Sunshine, many at their first fly to the outside world. Varroa mites are present but treated. While the B&B stays closed to humans, it is well opened to bee lives.
Summer is coming to an end. Many ask me where is the honey. Honey is for the bees, not for us. Milk is for the viel, not for us. As long as we do not change our point of view there will not be a sustainable future for the human being in planet Earth.
My bees are happy only because are not disturbed but cared. Because I am not there to rob their honey stock but to check their health.
Honey eventually will come, if and when the seasons will allow. Sustainability is about dealing with less, not with more and more as we have been told.
After a year of long waiting, we are happy to introduce our honey, courtesy of the happy bees living in the organic farm in Sicily. After a winter and spring feeding themselves with nectars from every kind of herbs, April offered the bees a full load of zagara blossoning, which kept our bees pretty busy. Now it is time for us to collect the extra frames full of fresh honey and natural wax. This is happening while we speak. Contrary to what you often see if you have had the joy and fortune to be an apirist, we are not collecting all the honey, but only the extra layers, so to leave our generous bees all the honey stock they need to spend a comfortable winter in their cosy hives. According to the permaculture’s principles in fact, we refuse nomadism as a way of breed our bees. They work hard in the warm Seasons and so we grant them a restful Winter. We believe happy and healthy bees make superior honey and superior honey means more vitamins and minerals which prevent human beings from requiring doctor’s prescriptions. Final remark: a spoon of honey instead of chemically bleached sugar for breakfast can save you from flu in Winter. Do you not believe it? Have a try!