And it is no surprise that there are those around who would gladly dash the hopes and dreams of others through ill spoken words or actions. No surprise then is when a friend send a "conspiracy theory" link proclaiming the end is near and we should literally prepare for the dark ages as nuclear EMP bombs will take out the US power grid so marshal law can be declared and US President can become the permanent Socialist leader of a new Muslim communist state. It's quite a read and a reminder of why we have chosen not to watch broadcast television here in the country. Who thinks up this stuff and why do people read it? I believe that it is in God whom we should trust and that trust should go as far as admitting that He holds our future. So, please do not lump me into that group of paranoid conservatives expecting the end of the world any day now. Does that mean I shouldn't be prepared for tough times? No, we are Boy Scout leaders and Be Prepared means doing what one can to prepare for circumstance unforeseen. We here at Beefield will do our part to train others how to keep bees for the joy of gardening and for a source of natural sweetener. We did plant some sugar cane this past fall with the hope of a quickly growing bushel of sugar cane to grind and boil in the 1950 sugar kettle in the barn. Sixty gallons of pure sugar syrup will obviously be another way of touching the sweet tooth. We will get on sprouting seeds for the gardens in March. Only 70 days until Spring weather brings in St.Patrick's Day in Savannah.
So besides all that drama how are things going here? Well the temperatures have bounced all around these past two weeks leaving the bees confused and since the freezes have pretty much thwarted the nectar flow it is time to feed the bees. Not too long before we will need to break out the pollen patties. The Beeutiful Bees on-line store selection is growing. Beekeepers should now be able to pre-order for the January meetings of the bee clubs with the confidence that their goods have been reserved.
So, what has been dancing about in your dreams at night? Maybe a new smoker? A full size white jumper with a fencing style hood? Whatever your desire, we should be able to meet your needs and prepare you for the 2014 beekeepers season. Give us a call and schedule a time to visit the store where you can sit near the wood stove and drink a cup of tea as the cotton trucks occasionally zoom by on the way to the Bulloch Gin.
The county roads department shared some good news with us here at Beeutiful Bees. The long expanse of road on the Brooklet-Leefield Rd that runs in front of the Peanut Buying Point is scheduled to be paved. It sure will be nice to drive down that road and not risk the large number of poorly patched pot holes bouncing your truck off the road or causing back injury. Everything in good time, thank you over at the county roads department for the news. For those of you who haven't ventured out Beefield way lately, the county 911 addressing system has added 8279 Stilson-Leefield Road, Statesboro to its registry making it easier for those not local to find the Beeutiful Bees store. It won't be too long before construction on the sign begins, in the meanwhile the "Welcome to Beefield" sign on the gate will continue to serve as a landmark for guests to recognize.
It is our wish here that you all have a blessed Christmas holiday with family and friends and that you will look all around you and see the many blessings God has granted you, whether something as simple as a place to call home or something major like that gift you've been hinting your loved ones about, Remember, "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." James 1:17