Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Unexpected Dividends

This summer, I have seen a lot more honey bees in my yard than typical. Back in June at the beginning of the hot, dry days of summer, I started getting 3 to 4 dozen honey bees drinking from my bird bath at any given moment. My crisscross backyard neighbor has been managing a bee hive this summer.

Today, while I was mowing my yard with my electric mower, my neighbor stopped by with this section of honey for me. It was so wonderful and totally unexpected. And, in a way, it is the pollen of my garden in that block, and also wonderfully as I practice sustainable and organic methods for the most part (I did spot treat a small section of lawn for creeping Charlie, literally a foot by six feet that seems totally uncontrollable with Trimec late this fall. I did try to hand-pull and allow the grass to smother first to no avail.); this honey probably has very low levels of herbicides and pesticides in it.

Which when you think about it, is doubly wonderful!

1 comment:

  1. I love honey from home-raised hives.

    And creeping charlie is one of the few things that makes me reach for the herbicides as well.