We had an unfortunate occurrence at one of our Davis County bee yards. Traditionally, this has been one of our better yards, always producing strong hives, healthy bees, and plenty of honey. At our previous visit, all the hives were strong, in fact, they were doing so well, we rushed back down the next day to put honey supers on because the bees were running out of space. We had high expectations for these hives.
Summer is a good time for beekeeping in Northern Utah. The days are long and beautiful, the hectic pace of nucing and placement is past, and most of the hives are doing very well. We have put honey supers on almost all of our hives and the bees are busy bringing in the nectar.
It's zucchini season. I love those fresh, tender zucchini, fresh from the garden. We have many ways to eat them, from raw to cooked to casseroles. They are very versatile, healthy, and delicious. What more can you ask for?
Jean served up this hearty casserole at lunch the other day, and everyone enjoyed it, even those who don't generally like zucchini.
Here at the Slide Ridge Honey House, we keep a few nursery hives behind the warehouse, even though most of our bees are scattered around to our remote bee yards. If you spend any time in or near the warehouse, you get used to bees flying by and after a while, you don't even hear the buzzing as they check out the spare seconds or buckets of syrup as they are filled and staged for distribution.