June Give-Away

Well, I have some bad news about the bees. Ingrid is gone. No sign of her or any eggs; the hive is dwindling in number. I have had too many non-beekeeping issues to deal with the loss of this colony’s queen, so I’m just letting them collect honey and live out the rest of their lives queen-less.

On the bright side, Betsy’s colony appears to be flourishing! I added a second hive deep for expansion a couple weeks ago, and not a moment too soon. They had filled nearly all 10 frames with honey, pollen and brood. I’ll keep an eye on it to see if I should add a medium deep for surplus honey in the coming months.

You also may have noticed that today is the last day of June and I haven’t mentioned the June give away… Well first off, congratulations to Erin who is getting a hair elastic bracelet with interchangeable elastics. This month I’d like to give away some honey-lavender lip balm made with wax and honey from my hives. I use this before I go to bed at night and the scent is so calming that it sends me right off to sleep!

To enter – post a comment and tell me what you do to de-stress.  I’ll pick the winners by July 25th.

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6 Responses to June Give-Away

  1. Hi Lady beekeeper. To destress I usually sit down and draw or sew…I can’t stress when I’m doing these things because they usually require some focus which I find relaxing :)

    • lexicolton says:

      Thanks for commenting Aliocha! I definitely find sewing works to de-stress and completely agree that the focus is actually relaxing & meditative!

  2. Kaaaaa says:

    I de-stress by…..running, having a beer, or eat some chocolate!

    Sorry about Ingrid :(

    • lexicolton says:

      Thanks Ka! Running is one of my main de-stressors. When I’m having a bad day I grab Amy and jog it off.

  3. Erin says:

    Currently I de-stress by catching Pokémon
    Hugs are a close second

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