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Sunday, November 27, 2011

How One Beekeeper Approaches the Winter

While walking my dogs past my friend and fellow beekeeper's house, I saw Jerry sitting in his driveway. He usually keeps a solar wax melter about at this place in his driveway and keeps it working all during the warm months.

But now we are about to have cold weather. Snow is expected on Tuesday (it won't stick, if it shows up, because the ground is much too warm) - snow in Atlanta in November.

Jerry has taken on a non-beekeeping task. He is hulling walnuts in a special frame he built for this purpose. He hauled five huge bags of unhulled walnuts from Missouri in the back of his truck.

Now he sits in his canvas chair and pokes at the walnuts with a shovel until the shell falls off.

Here is the second phase of the walnut after Jerry's shovel has had its way with them.

Beekeepers come up with many ways to while away the winter!
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1 comment:

  1. Hi Linda! Do you know what Jerry did with all of those hulls? I would love to take them off his hands if he doesn't have a use for them!


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