I leave for Jamiaca early tomorrow. I am attempting to visit sean while there. He is 3 hrs away, but I have always wanted to see Kingston, and he is about 20 miles from Kingston. I want to see "trenchtown". The birthplace of a revolution! He has offered to come to Negril as well. I really want to accomplish this while there. We are palying it by ear so to speak, but I do want to make the attempt. My wife is understanding. Understudy gave me a prewritten speach he used for the permacomb!(kidding of course!)
In order to make this bee related, I did a last minute inspection. Our season is just getting underway here. I wanted to amke sure they had food and prevent swarming. The wild fruit trees are beginning to bloom today, which provides lots of great food and necatr.I added some frames of brood to my feral hive from mystrongets hive. Boy that hive is huge. I found 12 frames w/ some capped brood, and about seven covered on both sides almost entirely filled from top to bottom and side to side. In fact all my hives are presently thriving. I checkered boarded all of them, added some patties and gave them the last of my sugar boards, a;lthough I think the flow is about to begin.
Sooo, I got stung right in my eye. Right on the very edge of my outer eyelid. No plantain weed available yet either The only bad thing. I was in a rush and as I have 100 things to do before vacation(punishment before the pleasure), bees really like to go after my face. Never fails. When Understudy was here, he stood there and called my bee sissies, while they investigated my face. I can stand w/five people at a club meeting, I am the only one getting attacked in the face. So, now for vacation I might have one of those huge swelled eyes. Right now its only about a golf ball size. If it gets bigger, I promise pictures!!!!!!!Doesn't hurt, but my skin never seems to return back to its original size.
PS- I am bringing honey, lets hope tsa doesn't steal it!