Sunday, May 25, 2008
Our Second training session was held at Church View Farm, Three Churches, WV on Saturday May24th. We again covered a wealth of information as well as worked in the apiary. It was just an outstanding day weather wise. Sunny and mid 60's, an Almost Heaven WV Day. The sweet locust bloom smell was in the air. Bees were also working the blackberry blossoms. Ruth captured some good photos of the locust bloom between our pond and the hive locations. We scouted the location for a mating nuc yard on the path down to the pond. A good sheltered location. I plan to build some work platforms to set mating nucs on. We even picked spinach after class. And Ruth captured a few rhododendron bloom pics. One minor disappointment was that we were had not received the Nicot System from Betterbee yet so we were not able to play with that and install it.
Hopefully it will arrive this week.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Session Two WV Queen Producer Training will be held on Saturday May24th beginning at 9:30 AM at Church View Farm near Romney, WV. Using Google Maps just search for Church View Farm and you'll see the map flag for the farm location. Just call 304-822-3878 if you get off track. Directions are from Route 50 about 3 miles East of Romney, turn onto Jersey Mountain Road. This turn is between the Liberty Station and the Exxon Station. Come approx 9 miles through Three Churches, WV. About 1 mile past Three Churches, turn right onto J R Rannells Road. Go 1/8 mile and turn right onto Peach Tree Farms Lane which is a gravel lane. Come to the back, we are the white farm house, gray barns, white outbuildings behind wood fence. At the front corner of the fence, you'll see Martin, 2027 which is our box #. At that point you'll likely hear barking which is our security system going off. You'll see a large black dog of questionable and highly suspect parentage. That is Daisy. If you smile and wave you've probably got a new friend. Her day pass price of admission is a pat on the head. The black and white border collie running in circles, yipping and jumping in the air is Zoey. A lovable border collie and tick magnet that won't herd sheep, but she may herd your vehicle to a stop. She means well. Welcome to the farm, hope you like your coffee strong.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Thanks to all who helped make it possible. Special thanks to Adam Finkelstein for teaching us & Steven Martin for organizing this class. Thanks also to Steven for creating this blog & posting the pictures. It's almost like being there. Thanks again, Dan O'Hanlon - President, WV Queen Producers