The garden is winding down. The green beans are still producing but have slowed to a crawl. The bees are all tucked in for the winter. I am feeding them sugar water through the end of October, or until it begins to freeze. Then they are on their own until the spring. I left them plenty of honey so they should be fine.
Speaking of bees, I am beginning the process of becoming a Master Beekeeper. I picked up the handbook Monday evening and yesterday I sent in all 10 of the tests to become an official Apprentice.
I am anxious to hear the results. I hope the guy doesn't take forever to grade them and get back to me. I hope to finally get that coveted patch at the next meeting. Then I will begin the process of becoming a Journeyman. I have to have been a beekeeper for 3 years to accomplish this but I can go ahead and find someone to mentor and get that requirement out of the way. I'd love to have a mentoree for this next season.