Bees and Dutch Oven Cooking

by Ronnie
(Toms Brook, VA)

Hello all. The last time I posted, I shared my bread baking experience. I have expanded and started two bee colonies.

I am having a blast. I took a beginners class from a local bee club and ordered two colonies. One colony is rather weak and probably won't survive. (This happens.) The other hive is doing awesome. I will be collecting honey very soon. The added benefit is that the pear and apple trees have more fruit than ever on them.

Bees take a small investment for equipment and supplies.

Check out this built-up frame dripping with honey.

I think the benefit of having an endless honey supply are worth it. I have sampled the honey and it is the sweetest tasting honey that I have ever had. I will be adding more colonies next spring.

I recently went camping and took my new 8 quart and 4 quart Lodge cast iron Dutch Ovens. I cooked a beef stew in the 8 quart and made a peach cobbler in the 4 quart using only charcoal briquettes to cook with. Both were excellent.

I have added more pictures below.

Anyway, thought that I would post and encourage.


Ronnie tending his hives of bees.

Cooking with a dutch oven.

And the delicious results!

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Aug 01, 2011
by: Ronnie

Thanks. I will check out those sites. And I would love to capture the heart of a woman. :) Single dad. Anyway, thanks for the encouragement.


Jul 24, 2011
dutch oven cooking
by: Anonymous

When we camp we do almost everything in the dutch oven. check out sky high farms and the boy scouts for some great recipes. enjoy!

Jul 21, 2011
A man after so many women's hearts!
by: Anonymous

You go Ronnie!

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