After doing some research and talking with the folks at Isabees I figured out where I’ll put my first two hives. While it looks like there’s nothing but pasture there now, I’ve put pine trees (shortleaf and pitch loblolly) to the north of where the hives will go. I cut a path through the tall grass to get there. I’ll put the Washington Hawthorns to the west so some years in the future they will provide a little shade in the afternoon. To the south is part of our leach field so I’ll put clover and goldenrod there. I can’t do much else because of the pipes underground but the area should be naturally fertilized! 🙂
We spun out the frames Chris Bilbrey and I pulled out a few weeks ago. Came out to close to 5 gallons. I put the frames into a container and put them by the hive to get cleaned out. The girls were busy!
Still not feeling like fall but time to get ready for Halloween inside and out. I don’t see a lot of decorations in this area but maybe it will start a trend.
I got pumpkins, gourds and indian corn from Hesemann Landscaping. Great deal on them and they look great. Used them for the dining room centerpiece and put some on the front stairs. It may not feel like fall but it’s beginning to look more like it.
The mums I bought started blooming this week and are beautiful. Sure hope they come back next year!