Tuesday, May 5, 2009

New Bees and More Violet Jelly
















saturday, my brother eric and granddaughter taylor and i went to my friend ron's house to pick up our new nucs. eric and i both got one. ron goes down to florida and works at a bee farm there for a few weeks each spring, and then brings back in his truck nucs for all of us who have ordered them. these bees are carniolans and i just love them. very hard workers and gentle too! within an hour of being hived these girls were busily bringing in pollen. it was so much fun as it was taylors first time getting to help and she had a blast! she also spotted the queen for me. this year the queen is marked with a green dot. each year is a different color. after we got the bees hived we made some more violet jelly! seems everyone wants a jar to try and i gotta get cracking and get some more made to keep up with the demand! lol love and hugs to everyone who visits here at comfrey cottages!!





4 comments:

Captain's Wife - Jennifer said...

I think it is so great that you let her help! :) Memories in the making...and good things to learn too. I may just have to try my hand at making violet jelly. I have never had it, but it sounds fun! Hugs to you too! :)

comfrey cottages said...

go for it jennifer! it is as easy as any kind of jelly making. :)

lemonverbenalady said...

Look how cute is Taylor! What a blessing grandchildren are! I know they make your life a lot better.

comfrey cottages said...

oh they do nancy! i feel so priviledged to be able to be a part of their lives!!!:)