Befuddled by the Beehive Bailiwick

Last month I bit the bullet and bought the FLOW Hive from The Honey Flow peeps, but to my amazement, showed up like this…

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instead of something more like…. (without the honey, of course)

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So now I have to put it together, and stain it – or not, and build a stand, and prep it… which is not at all THE problem.

I have No Idea where to put it in my yard. They say not to put it near the garden, not to put it in full sun (well, not Full FLORIDA Sun), not to put it in the shade. But, have you seen my yard? (See previous post) Wide Open Spaces by the Dixie Chicks is playing in my ears right now…  I’m so afraid I am going to fail before I even start, that I haven’t even put this hive together yet.

I did some driving around town yesterday while working and noticed there are a lot of bee hive boxes strategically placed in the oddest of places. My first thought is, the Florida Sun must not be too bad if all these hives are thriving. Then the second thought… how do I know they are thriving? The bees are NOT at my house, nor in my garden. Which is the reason for the beehive. The first of many was my hope.

Ever since the weekly visit of the noisy truck spraying for mosquitos a few weeks ago, I have not seen one single bumble bee, or any other kind of bee for that matter. I think the bats and bees would survive if that truck went away, ya know? Lord knows they aren’t decreasing the yellow fly population, so what can it hurt to turn them away?

The Mosquito Control Lady assured me I could be on a No Spray List, no matter where I lived. Just before I get the bees in the Spring, I’m suppose to call her to make sure the truck turns around before he gets here. If you have any advice whatsoever, you are a blessing.

Have a wonderful weekend, y’all 🙂

Cooking in the Kitchen with Ina

If Only. Wouldn’t that be the coolest of coolest things to happen. I just can’t get this tune out of my head that I switched up the words to Ina.  Sorry – not intended to be false advertising 😀 … What is the name of this silly song I can’t get out of my head?

It has taken me almost a year to figure out how to log back in to this wordpress blog. I purchase the website name dot com every year to make sure I don’t lose it. But it doesn’t work either. Even the wordpress people themselves are no help. Now that I am finally back in, maybe it will be easier to make theflavorthusiast.com to actually work. I have many recipes and photos to add but they are all in the past 18 months. Who wants to go backwards? Thankfully, that is one of the things I have come to understand in the last year… we can’t go back.  So with that…

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The Sky’s the Limit!

With July, 2017 coming up, I am taking Independence Day to a whole new level in my little life.  More Cooking for Others… More Growing for Others… More Joy for Others.  and for Me… Just More. Seems kinda strange making resolutions in the middle of the year LOL. but hey, I’m the only one reading my thoughts here, so its all good. HAHA

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The new garden is the biggest event of the year ^^ … just need to move out the the toys and put up the fencing around the chicken coop, She Shed and the part that is now leveled.  I think the larger garden will definitely give me what I need in the feeding other’s plan.  I am very excited about the new endeavor!

til next time….