Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Local honey bees,potting up seedlings, under lights

Posted Sunday, March 11, 2012, at 4:47 PM
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  • While I was loosening the soil and moving some chips around, I decided to get two 55 gallon drums set up for experimental plantings. After making sure they were set on rocks and bricks for drainage, I also made sure there were drainage holes in the drums.

    I fill them up about a third of the way with wood chips and will probably put one big bag of potting soil in each. Garden soil will be too heavy and there is a lot of clay so it would become a brick later in the summer.

    Besides being rusty, they are basically black so the soil and chips will heat up nicely early this Spring. I have a number of tall wildflowers coming up already around them and may let some of the naturalized morning glories climb the side for cooling later in the Summer. Now to decide what to put there.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Mar 11, 2012, at 4:56 PM
  • Anyone know where I can get locally produced honey? Thank guys.

    -- Posted by cherokee2 on Mon, Mar 12, 2012, at 4:44 PM
  • Some stores in Bell Buckle should carry one or two different local products. Then Valley Home in Wartrace (well, outside of town but...) http://valleyhomefarm.com/

    With the new season about to begin, inventory may be low for any locals.

    If they can't help you, let me know. I will call a few bee keepers direct.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Mar 12, 2012, at 11:01 PM
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