As the seasons change, it is time to begin feeding the bees. This helps to ensure their survival over the upcoming winter months. In the fall, bees take a 2:1 sugar syrup.Yesterday, I planned to place the sugar syrup feeders on the hives. Here on Cape Cod, our club suggests feeding them for the first two weeks in October. Since I was already suited up, I also decided to do this year’s final hive inspections. These would be the last full inspections before spring next year. Little did I know that it would unexpectedly be my first honey harvest.
A great Valentine’s Day gift to share with those you love is a lovely sugar scrub inspired from my new loves-the honeybees. It is wonderful for those whose skin could use a little TLC during these cold weathered months. I happen to make and use this one year round. For the simple instructions on how to make and share your own, head on over to this post I wrote for on HGTV Garden.
Photo Credit: Tilly’s Nest