Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing/Memory and desire, stirring/ Dull roots with spring rain. T.S. Elliot
I look forward to the first inspection all winter. I think about my bees, huddled in their hives, eating honey and telling stories, and I can't wait to open them up and support their (I imagine) delirious early foraging.
The reality is somewhat different...
"Let your bees tell you what they need. They know what they're doing." Tibor Szabo bee-whisperer extraordinaire.
Last night I spoke to the wonderful Urban Toronto Beekeepers' Association about record keeping. I want to thank them for the opportunity, not just to see them again, but to work through some thoughts I've been having about the purpose and nature of managing hives. I promised that I would provide my PowerPoint presentation, so here it is, along with a brief synopsis of my talk: