This week it was time to transfer the European Honey Bees from the 5-frame NUCs to their permanent homes, the 10-frame Langstroth Hive. We were able to see lots of eggs and larvae , brood and even one of the Italian Queens, can you find her?
First and foremost to Rob Hartman of the Bee’s Choice Farms, for giving a fellow farmer a hand and helping to get 8 greenhouse endwall posts up and prepped for concrete over 2 days with lots of rain delays. Thanks again!
To Richard, for stopping by at the right time and pitching in on prepping the last 3 posts for before the scheduled concrete arrived.
To Willie at Arnold Brothers, for bringing yet another on-time ready mix delivery!
To Dale at Lamar Outdoor Advertising, for a surprise visit and special delivery!
To Global Fence for recycling with us by bringing a used fence that we can repurpose. The chickens, earthworms and future rabbits will be grateful for the structures we can build with the wood. One less truckload to the landfill 🙂
Alas…then came the rains again….poor Farmer Tim! Tidying up the pours on the last 8 posts and clean up in a torrential down pour 😦
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If you live in their Central Florida area (Hernando/Pasco counties), I would strongly suggest joining their CSAs. They are wonderful giving people that were an absolute joy to meet.
We took home our first pound of composting worms for the media bed and to start some vermicomposting. We picked the “Eudrilus eugeniae”, African Nightcrawlers, which can grow to 6-8″ long, have a flat belly and a purplish sheen; usually averages 600-1000 worms per pound. More details on Vermicomposting to come.