A Taste of Claw Hammer Honey

I got an early taste of Claw Hammer Honey from my backyard this morning. All the details are posted at Mud Songs.

I scraped the honeycomb out of the hive and two minutes later popped it in my mouth like a stick of Juicy Fruit — and it was delicious.

Unfortunately, it’s likely to be the only taste of honey this year. Both hives are establishing themselves this year and will need all the honey to survive the winter. Next year, though, if they survive the winter, there should be plenty of honey to go around.

Suitcase Stickers Cause Uproar (Only in Canada)

I first heard about Suitcase Stickers from J-Walk. The stickers are kind of clever and kind of not. A sticker showing a suitcase filled with doughnuts or spilling over with bottles of rum might be more popular in Canada (because we likes our doughnuts and rum, ya know, eh?) than stickers showing a tied-up stewardess or bags of cocaine. Nevertheless, when politicians start talking about it, then it’s really funny. From the CBC:

“Joking around like this could possibly be a serious violation of the Aeronautics Act,” said James Kucie, a spokesman for Transport Minister John Baird, told CBC News.

“Joking about potentially trafficking illegal substances, or worse, is not funny, and the government will use the full force of the law to ensure Canadians who travel by air are safe,” Kucie said.

“Whoa,” was co-creator Colin Hart’s reaction when told of the comments from the minister’s office.

Whoa, indeed. Here’s one of the stickers.

Surreal Cheeseburger Doritos

burger chipsHave you sampled the Cheeseburger-flavoured Doritos yet?

Frito-Lay has taken two of the most disgusting, unhealthy food products ever invented and have combined them into one.

Normally I wouldn’t recommend any kind of Doritos, but this flavour is surreal. Because it tastes like a cheeseburger. A greasy, meaty, melted-process-cheese-laden hamburger in a sesame seed bun.

It’s a marvel of science that they managed to create that specific flavour and put it on a corn chip. It’s weird and almost amoral. But man, you gotta try it.

This is not a paid advertisement for Frito-Lay. I’m just doing my part to make your day a little more surreal.

Messing with Some Honeybees

I had to change up some feeders on my honeybee hives yesterday. This is what it looked like:

I’ve posted more photos and a video on Mud Songs since I got the bees last week. You get to see me walking around in my bee suit for real. Powerful stuff.

NOTE: Other miscellaneous beekeeping photos will gradually show up in this slide show.

The Sound of Honeybees

I picked up 3 nuc boxes of honeybees last night. 2 for me, 1 for someone who should be picking up her bees today. Here’s a shot of the boxes and the bees close-up.

I’ll install the bees into my hives later today. I’ll document it all over at Mud Songs. In the meantime, this is what the bees sound like in their boxes.