I couldn't find the thread - can you share the link?
(3rd year, 14 hives, Zone 5b, 5400 ft, 15.8" annual rainfall)
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Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."
I have tended bees for these Catholic Nuns for 3 years now, they are very happy because they don't have to buy sugar anymore. Last month I found out that for Christmas I will receive a oil painting of the Blessed Virgin, hand painted by one of the Sisters in their Order. I never expected anything from them but a smile. :-)
Wow that's pretty cool! Sometimes it's not just the painting (although I'm sure she's a good artist), but the story attached to it.
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).