Hookin' up with Verde Farm today for their Farm Friend Friday.
This weeks post is going to be short on words and cute on pics. Last week I was asked if I could recommend a book or two for beginning beekeepers. When I took the beekeeping class in 2003, this book
was in our beginners kit. It is still available through Dadant company. I like it because it is nothing but questions and answers from beginning beekeepers. That's it. A book full of questions and answers. You can read it in bits and pieces.
The other book I was given in our kit, which I cannot seem to find right now, is How to Keep Bees and Sell Honey by Walter T. Kelley, which is available through Kelley Bees. It's only $6.75 and a great resource for beginning beekeepers It was written by a beekeeping expert. There are a lot of books available and if I were thinking about beekeeping, the first thing I'd do is check out the library, and order those catalogs I told you about last Friday. The catalogs are a huge resource for beekeeping equipment and beekeeping books!
I got this book from the library.
There are two magazines available in the bee world as well. Bee Culture and American Bee Journal. They can be found in the catalogs as well. Also, Bee Craft America, is an online magazine.
Now for the cute pics.....for all of you chicken keepers, and us non chicken keepers that go to Rural King and look at the new chicklings and ducklings....here they are!
I took these pictures with my phone!
It's the first time I've ever downloaded pics from my phone.
I want some of these cute little ducklings....who knows anything about keeping ducks?!?!! Do I dare get some? I have a huge pond/creek that I think they would be happy in when they get older, but there are a pair of Canadians that live there. They've lived there since we bought the place - Noah and Allie - more on them later....would they get a long with the ducklings?
I love the look on the face of the one on the food trough, peeking over the edge.
They have more varieties this year than ever before. I've been going to look at them for years.