** The turnout (40-50) at the Ore Dock last night was great. I hope this simplified what is made out to be or can be a complicated process. We were short of handouts so if you didn't get one, let me know and I will get it to you.
****The "other sweet" thing-- As I write this, I am doing the hard and dangerous but "somebody has to do it" job, of watching sap boil. Within the hour, we will take off our 8th gallon of syrup. With enough sap (80 gal.) in storage to make two more gallons. Still some sap in buckets on the trees and probably will get one more run on Saturday. I always look forward to it starting and ready for it to end!
Tip A Day 1
Use a hiving "lip" (1 TO 2") to help contain the bees as you shake them out of the package--great for cold weather hiving. Get it off within 2-3 days to prevent the building of burr comp in the empty space.