Cold Days, Fireside Chat

April 22, 2008

Just finishing up prepping my beekeeping talk for tomorrow night’s talk at Jackson Fish Market’s product launch. If you’re in Seattle, stop by. Hopefully, the fact that I’m somehow trying to cover agriculture, algorithms, art and the apocalypse all in 10 minutes will be rendered less bewildering by a delightful and distracting stream of pretty pictures. I’ll post the slides when I’m done.

In strictly beekeeping news, the two new colonies are busy cleaning out the moldy frames I left them. They’ve been a bit hampered by the bizarre weather we’ve had here in Seattle (78 degrees last weekend, then snow and hail for the last three days), given the piles of chewed wax and old pollen on their stoops, they’re busy inside.

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