I always love a good reminder. Here is a helpful picture that gives us an idea of what we look for in a healthy frame. This is inspection season for me. I will be pulling a lot of frames and making sure the girls are ready for winter. What do you do this time of year for your hives to insure safe over-wintering?
It looks like the USDA has now got a really cool feature on their website: An interactive Hardiness Zone chart! Check it out: http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/#
I am always trying to push the envelope on growing things that are outside our growing zone. I want to make another go at Olives. I would like to have a nice arctic Kiwi that actually produces... But so far...nothing. :(
Is there something you have learned to grow in your area, even though it goes against the hardiness zone chart? What is your secret?
A self-styled agrarian wanna-be, enjoying the goodness of the Lord.