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Monday, March 20, 2006

The Russians have been Supered

It's been windy today but, they were still working diligently. Fulfiling that old phrase, "Busy as a Bee."
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Blogger G4st said...

Everyone has been enjoying the honey you so graciously endowed us with. Thanks again.
I wonder how the russian variety will come out?
Red perhaps...

6:32 PM, March 25, 2006  
Blogger The Beekeeper said...

The color of honey has to do with it's floral source, water content, relative humidiy of the air, air temperature, soil quality, soil temperature, soil moisture and pollution of air, soil or water surrounding. The race of honeybees usually indirectly affects the honey as to weither it will have "wet" cappings or "dry" cappings and if propolis will be incorporated into the wax. None of those affect the honey in any way just the look of it in the comb. Wet cappings refer to the wax capping touching the honey inside...therefore making it look wet. Dry cappings have a space of air between the honey and the capping; thus making the capping look dry. The race of honeybee will, however, affect temperment, population size, honey production, propolis gathering, wax secreation, capping type, winter cluster, colloration of the bee itself and speed of "spring build-up".

Woohoo...I'me well on my way to making a book...lol

11:43 AM, March 26, 2006  

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