My name is Dr Margriet Dogterom and am the founder and owner of Beediverse. I write this blog for all who love bees and who want to learn more about these wonderful creatures.

Monthly Archives: October 2011

This morning I received an email from Norm
Subject: cocoon removal
” I have the cardboard tubes with liners.
 Is it possible to remove the cocoons from this type nest?”

Answer:
Yes it is possible.  First try pulling out the liners.  If the liner is dry, you can remove the liner and replace the tube with a clean liner.  Unfortunately if there is any moisture, the liner absorbs moisture and breaks when you try and remove the liner.  If this happens, the cardboard tube has to be unraveled to get the cocoons out.

My web site was launched today with two methods of secure payment options- Moneris and Paypal.  Choose either one.  It will be fun to add all those photos and videos as we go from one season to another.  If you have any questions or edits please let me know.
I did send out emails today to let my customers know that the web site had been launched.  I apologize for any duplicate emails you may have received.    Thank your in advance for your comments.  Margriet




Pastoral scene on Saltspring Island



The apple Festival was held at the old Fulford Hall- a lovely old hall.  Perfect for such a event.  Here are some photos of a few apple varieties and twin apples that I had never seen before.


Palouse



 
Two apples joined together




Sheepnose


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Astrachan Red

Fullford Hall- location of apple festival on Saltspring Island



We started with an empty hall.  There were cardboard boxes filled with apples of 302 apple varieties.  Tables were set out and  apples were placed alphabetically onto the tables.  Then each variety of apples were labelled.
Tables set out to receive apples



Waiting for directions



A bag of apples ready for placement onto tables.



Tolman Sweet apples ready to set out on display tables.

The end result.  A beautiful array of 302 varieties of apples. 
A wonderful show (Photo by David Caddell)



Here is another great event if you live in the Washington area, on the west coast of North America.  The “Sample the Apple and Pear Harvest” is on this Saturday!   ( 8 October 2011)
It starts at 11am in the fruit garden.
Come taste the different varieties we grow and hear Dave Maczuga speak
about cider.

For more details and directions click on the web link below.
NorthWest WA apple and pear fruit tasting event

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