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I haven't mentioned the bees much this summer because they aren't doing anything worthy of mention. They appear happy and healthy but are not making very much honey at all. They are way behind in production for this time of year.
Originally, we suspected our early wet summer had something to do with this, but lately we've had lots of sunshine.
They appear to be lazing away, taking the time to smell the roses...or in this case, the goldenrod.
We are a big perplexed as to their inaction. Old-timers would tell us it means a mild winter ahead and they don't feel the need to store away as much as they normally do. It's rather hard to reprimand them or threaten to withhold pay; we just have to let Mother Nature take its course and see what the outcome will be in the fall.
I'm a quilt and pattern designer, award winning quilt maker, author and teacher. Since 1989, I have published well over 600 quilting patterns in magazines such as McCall's Quilting, Quilter's Newsletter, Quilt World, The Canadian Quilter and Quilter's Connection. I have contributed designs to 16 different books and co-authored Canadian Heritage Quilting with Diane Shink. My latest book, Quilting Beauties Come In All Shapes and Sizes, was published by AQS in 2015. Since 2018, I have been an Island Batik Ambassador. I am a dealer for Aurifil thread, and enjoy teaching workshops as time permits.