4 thoughts on “Daily Catskills: 07/27/18

  1. Megan Denver

    Would you mind sharing the location of where this photo was taken? We are beekeepers in East Durham NY and run an organic farm. We are interested in planting wild thyme for our bees and have heard stories about the wild thyme in Roxbury but have yet to find a patch. We are not looking to take any, we’d just like to observe the conditions that it enjoys growing in.

    Thanks so much,
    Megan

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    1. JNUrbanski Post author

      Hi Megan

      This was actually my old property in the Catskills – not in Roxbury – that is now owned by someone else. It was on a ridge with great drainage and rocky soil, which thyme loves. It may have been the reason that our bees survived winter up there.

      Jenny

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      1. Megan Denver

        Thanks Jenny, that’s super helpful. We are also the owners of Hudson Valley Bee Supply in Kingston NY, it’s great to hear that you bees did well when foraging on the thyme.

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        1. JNUrbanski Post author

          I’m in the Dry Brook Valley now and will be needing a packet of bees next year for my Warre hive and my L hive. My old hives survived two robberies from other bees, one winter completely uncovered on top of a ridge, and a house move – even when I dropped them twice at their destination. But I failed to get the electric fence up in time and a bear came along and destroyed everything!

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