Monthly Archives: June 2009

The Apiary

The Apiary

This week we moved the bee hives from our in-town apiary, up to the cabin property. The bees are finished with the spring wildflower production and it is time for the Sourwood trees to bloom in the mountains.

The nectar of this little bloom, found only in the southern Appalachians, produces the very best honey in the world. And since it is almost the only thing blooming at the time, the bees will make a unique pure Sourwood honey.

 

 

The apiary (bee yard) is surrounded by a solar-powered electric fence to keep out bears.

If you are interested in buying our honey, check out Mike’s Beekeeping website.

Larry the Lizard

Larry the Lizard

We have a lizard that lives under the front porch and loves to sit in the sun on the wood pile, as he is nicely camouflaged there.

I think he is an Eastern Fence Lizard.

Larry is very friendly and doesn’t seem to mind too much when people are around. He draws the line at dogs though and hides from Millie.