I counted 450 boxes awaiting extraction in the morning. Jody, Gene, Les and Alex worked all day,
and by the end of the day, we had 700 waiting since Paulo and Dustin brought in all the boxes that were pulled
yesterday and today. Paulo and Kenton reported a few boxes were robbed out in the local yards.
This is a hazard at this time of year.
see ten full drums and enough to fill three more in the tank downstairs, so I guess that not a lot of loads
were run today.
New help takes time to get up to speed.
This is Dustin's last day. I hate to lose him, but he is
off to SAIT to study Power Engineering.
The wax is building on
the tank and we now have about 5 drums of fluffy wax that has risen up. We hand scratch the combs and
the wax rises in the bulk (milk) tank. As it rises, it raises the previous wax up and it all drains
quite well. The drums of wax and honey we send for rendering, but I really think I should build a solar
melter and recover the honey, rather than take a low price for what the renderer can recover.
My apologies to those who write. I usually try to answer, but sometimes am just too bagged.
Then the inbox scrolls and the questions or comments get lost in the flow of messages that just keep on
Normals for the period: Low 8. High 22.
The daily highs and lows are dropping now as we head towards Fall.
Sunny. Wind increasing to southeast 20 gusting 40 km/h. High 33.
Billy Bee Honey phoned offering $1.00 Canadian. A reader of this page wrote me saying that sounds low
compared to US bids. All my friends say that if Billy Bee is offering a dollar, then the real price must
Looks to be $.66 in American $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. We are as of
15 days ago at the $.72 price range. I have yet to talk with anyone who has
heard of a large honey crop any where in the U.S. Same ole story short
crop price goes up, still ending up with the same gross $$$$$$$$ at the
end of the year.
I'm Back at work. I wake up and start pumping drums, etc at 5 these days.
The day started rainy and we considered taking the day off, since they guys had worked Monday to stay ahead
of the weather, however the guys wanted to keep going and it soon cleared into a nice honey pulling day.
Today: A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers. Risk of thunderstorms. Wind
north 20 km/h. High 21.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers. Wind north 20. Low 9.