|Apples||Main Page, Plants|
Pulled the apple stumps easily Sat morning. Replaced 2 trees Sunday morning. Instead of putting the third in the back put it in the middle of the front yard where there is more sunlight.
|New Jeep||Main Page|
It arrived Monday. Had all the fancy stuff taken out still too many electronics. Roll up windows like it should have.
The year that the caterpillars were everywhere.
Swarm #4 is up in one of the trees abt 15ft high. Got a rope over the branch and shook it but they fall to about 5ft then fly back up before they land in a box. Cant get with the bucket on a pole. Got the 13ft ladder out and cut the limb, only did a part of it because the constant winds made it unsafe. Pulled the rest of the limb down with the rope, only to have the bees relocate to another limb 10ft higher up. Giving up.
The next day the swarm moved into the bait hive in the next tree over. Will give them a day or so to settle before transferring them to a box.
|Covid vaccine||Main Page|
Got my first vaccine. The process is a mess. There is no reason for half an hour of waiting in line and processing paper work to give people a shot that everyone has to have eventually.
|2nd & third swarms||Beekeeping|
Both in the orange tree again. Second on was on the same limb, its safely been caught and moved.
The third one was pretty big and on the inside apiary side of the orange tree. Dropped it in a box and promptly watched the whole thing take off and fly away. Lost track of it over the street headed NW.
|Yearly house photos||House|
Took the pictures a month ago but didnt upload them. Apple tree stumps are still there, the one that got pulled sat there for 4 months before I got a tree company to take it away. In no hurry to remove the others.
Falling Free by Louis McMaster Bujold.
Sci-Fi: Space Opera: 307 pages.
Volume 14 in the series Vorkorsigan.
Probably the worst of the series. No Miles, no Ivan just some people hundreds of years before setting up parts for later stories. A company has produced an alternative human species for use in free fall with 4 arms and no legs. Then eventually more than half way through the book decides to eliminate them and the actual story starts. Characters are dislikable.
Rating: 4 (out of 8)
|queen rearing off badly||Beekeeping|
Forgot to uncage the queen yesterday. Did it tonight, she was dead. No idea why workers in the frame so it wasnt that they couldnt get to her. That will set things back 3 days already. Might try grafting by hand tomarrow.
Went out yesterday to remove the apiguard and setup the Jenter set for queen rearing and splits next week. Bees are in a hurry. Swarm sitting in the designated location on the orange tree. Went ahead and split everything.