Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Best Bee-Master

"The bees have their definite plan for life, perfected through countless ages, and nothing you can do will ever turn them from it. You can delay their work, or you can thwart it altogether, but no one has ever succeeded in changing a single principle in bee-life. And so the best bee-master is always the one who most exactly obeys the orders from the hive." fr. 'The Bee-master of Warrilow' Tickner Edwards - 1920

7 comments:

  1. A skep surrounded by the right sort of flowers for bees to enjoy! Do you use skeps yourself beekeeper? I was told they took three days of work to make and that after the season they have to be destroyed and the bees with them in order to get the honey out?
    Blessings, Star

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  2. I can't believe what I had to pay for a jar of honey this week...I need my own bees. I buy local honey so it costs more but it tastes better and suppose to help with allergies.

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  3. I do love this picture - bee-keeping is one of those ancient arts which seem so self sufficient - apparently it is learning to obey the bees huh? Thanks Jim - looking forward to your busy spring

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  4. Thanks for visiting my blog!! Star, I do not use skeps ( except for decoration)for the reasons you state. There are two tiered skeps you can get so the bees do not have to be destroyed each year.Yes Alice domestic honey is expensive because of the loss of hive over the last few years among other things. Linda now that Spring is almost here I will be posting more often. The beekeeper.

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  5. Please pop across to my Blog today. I have left a little something for you :)
    Blessings, Star

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  6. Just started my seasonal 'teaspoon of local honey' to fight off the pollen-in-overdrive.

    Hope you are well.

    Mary

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