I have been slack with the beehives. I know, who'd have thought! But I know that I need to go out and have a look at them, I *know* they will need extracting. I keep saying it's because I am too scared but maybe, probably, most likely, it's because I am too lazy.
Husband is away and I want to get it done before he gets home but keep putting it off and now the weather has cooled down and it has been raining and they might be a tad grumpy so I have again put it off. And now he will be home before I get it done and wont be pleased if he has to do it! And rightly so. My hives, my hobby, my job.
I don't know if it's bad for the hive or the bees to be left alone for so long but I do know that I have run out of honey to sell and people are asking for it. That in itself should get me out there...but hasn't. I am a bad beekeeper.
I have tidied and cleaned the extracting shed though so that is ready to go when I do finally get-out there. We bought more jars a while ago and they are cleaned and boxed up ready. If I leave it too long though the place will need dusting again!
I was going to have a go this morning but it's been raining and is too cool. Maybe tomorrow otherwise Thursday for sure. Unless I need to go in to Vinnies then it will have to be Friday....see this is how it gets away from me. I was going to do it 2 weeks ago but it kept being put off for one reason or another...And now it's nearly a month since I've even been out there to check on them! Bad beekeeping.
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