Friday, July 27, 2012
BORAGE AND BEES
After a very trying couple of months I have two hives and two queens. I ordered some new frames and foundation to replace what the bear damaged. With the new equipment in place the two hives appear to be strong and healthy. When I am working in my garden I stop to marvel at one of my girls going from flower to flower on a borage plant.
The blue-purple star-shaped flower can be candied and used for cake decorations. I like to float the flowers in a punch.
The root is used to flavour wine and it can be used to treat fevers, chills and influenza.
This is a lovely herb for the garden and bee yard.
Posted by Sue @ Taylor Road Bee Farm