Coming from the city, it totally blew my mind that you could burn wood to heat a house.
And I totally got a toy too.
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Here’s a script I wrote whose purpose is to discover the printers that are currently being advertised by Bonjour on the network. The reason I wrote it was for a Nagios check that would in term verify that our printers were present. Writing it took me through the meanders of MDNS in Python & on Linux with multiple vlans. Let’s just say non-trivial.
The unfortunate effect that I had in the hive by trying to fix things and enforce straight comb drawing had me pretty pessimistic about the chances of my bees this winter. Everything was completely disorganized with brood and honey in random places, way too many drones and barely any honey.
The lesson I learned is that the hive is self healing and surprisingly so. Today’s inspection was an amazing discovery of their capacity to adjust. They reorganized all the frames, gathered some very good honey reserves late in the season and have a very healthy population.
And the best part is that the approach of enforcing straight comb drawing with plastic foundation every other frame worked! It’s still not an ideal scenario to have plastic in my “natural” top bar hive but it definitely takes care of the problem and I still get half of the frames 100% built by the bees.