3.7.2016 Winter Losses

On March 3rd, winter snuck back in when it wasn’t really expected.  Forecast low that night was 29.  It went down to 20.  That hive I was worried about last week just couldn’t take it.  I found them all frozen in a tiny little ball, with capped brood and plenty of food.  They were so close to making it.  But no.  So I am now down to one hive.  Which is one hive more than I had this time last year.  100% improvement, if I want to put a positive spin on it.

I will give them about three weeks and then try to take a split.  An heir and a spare.  Insurance.  Whatever.  I am not much of a beekeeper.  More of a bee mortician.

My son got sick this week too.  When he rattled off his symptoms, I decided he needed some ginger, garlic, apples and orange food, because you know food is medicine and medicine is food.  A quick web search yielded this soup.  I share it with you, not only because it was really good, but because my son ate a bowl of this stuff, went to bed and awoke the day cured.

Sweet Potato, Carrot, Apple and Red Lentil Soup

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