Ordinarily we beekeepers don’t mess with our beeyard on an overcast day, as the honeybees don’t like being meddled with when they are trying to conserve energy. But as I lost all of my colonies this past winter, there is no one to disturb while I disassemble the boxes and frames, organizing them and readying them for the 7 nucs I am receiving in May.
A hot cup of Ceylon calls for a dollop of honey and make mine local. After you’ve harvested your own, it is hard to go back. But if I can’t sweeten my tea with my own stores, I’m happy to put my neighbors’ jars on my shelves. Wherever you are, you are likely able to seek out a local producer, or at least something within your state or region to supply your honey.
Buy local, grow your own, minimize waste, recycle, compost, don’t smoke, please don’t burn your garbage, reuse, eat in, hang your laundry out, turn switches off, live more simply so that you can pay attention to the small things that make our one earth a healthier place for now and the future. And a cup of tea from a Fair Trade source with or without some local honey, can help you collect your green thoughts.
Happy Earth Day from Wing and a Prayer Farm!
- Earth Day, Every Day (blogher.com)
- Earth Day to Do List (heritagebreedfarms.wordpress.com)
- Earth Day Greetings (4trea.wordpress.com)
- Beekeeper’s Corner: Spring Update (goodfoodrevolution.wordpress.com)