Thursday, September 1, 2011

Day #325 Quarts of Feed

My bees have been eating a quart of sugar water each day now for a couple of weeks. I—who used to avoid the grocery store sugar aisle for the most part—now am buying ten pounds of sugar a week. Do you know how much that costs? I used to spend most of my budget on birdseed. Now it’s on bee-feed!

The woman at the checkout lane has eyed me up and down a couple of times. Maybe I should explain to her that the sugar is not for me.

Yesterday one of my neighbors stopped by to thank me for the honey I’d given her. “The best honey we’ve ever tasted,” she said. “My daughter never used to eat honey. She said it never tasted good, but she sure does like this!”

I guess the speaker at last month’s Beekeepers Club meeting was right when he said, “Give your neighbors honey, even if it didn’t come from your own bees. Just buy it from a good local honey producer. They’ll love you for it.” I followed his advice.

BEEattitude for Day # 325:
       Blessed are those who give from the heart, for they shall find their heart expanding to encompass the world.

bee.s. from Fran: There was some confusion about yesterday’s blog. The WAG website does not list a raffle. Instead they are automatically entering EVERYBODY who donates $10 during the month of September. The donations are beginning to roll in. Join the fun! Details below …

Get Your Dog in My Next Book!
From now through the end of September, anyone who donates $10 to WAG, also known as the Walton Animal Guild, will be automatically entered in a raffle.
If you win, your dog will be in my next Biscuit McKee mystery!
The donate button is right on their home page
Every $10 donation is automatically entered in the drawing
See Blog #324 for the details.

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