Month: April 2013

Thousands of BEES!!

Can anyone guess how many bees are in a 3lb package of bees?  The answer is 3-4 Thousand bees.  If you have ever wondered what a package of 3-4 Thousand bees looks like, well, you are in luck.  Below is the photo you have been looking for, as well as how we installed that package into a new hive. Note, you can see the candy plug sitting on top of the package.

3-4 Thousand bees and one queen.

3-4 Thousand bees and one queen.

Now the question is, how do you get these bees to move into the hive?  Here is what our hive looks …

Preppers

One of the titles that the current media has villainized is that of Prepper.  I think it is funny that current media is trying to make anyone who is preparing for hard times is considered a zealot or a nut job.  But heck, the LDS church has been telling us to be a prepper for a LONG time now (food storage).  There is absolutely nothing WRONG with being prepared for hard times, and having your family in order.  The thing that I think they don’t get is that as the LDS Church also teaches is that everything should be done …

My Political Philosphy

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Back in February of 2009, I wrote an Open Letter to Politicians.  In this letter I stated what qualities I think that politicians should have.  I am going to step it up a notch and do a post on my political stance.  Basically this is a post that explains where I stand politically, and some of the reasoning behind it.  Basically if I were to run for any political office, this would be my platform, as well as the platform that I judge all the politicians I vote for.

First, some ground work.  There are a couple core thoughts that …