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from outta left field…

from outta left field…

Today Dave and I were privileged to take part in  the grand opening of British Columbia's newest Cidery - Left Field Cider Co. Their full-juice,...

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First foundationless frame drawn

First foundationless frame drawn

Dave and I did a full inspection on our bees today. It was the first time that I backed off and let him handle a hive without me getting all excited...

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What’s needed: Time

What’s needed: Time

One of the objectives of this past year's cider viability project was to share not only the results of the testbatch surveys, but also provide some...

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Mid-May Update: Blossoms & Bees

Mid-May Update: Blossoms & Bees

Apple blossoms are coming into full bloom now. It's such a beautiful time, especially in the big old standard trees. These are Manchurian Crab...

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A quick peek at our honeybees…

A quick peek at our honeybees…

Yesterday I took a quick peek in at our honeybees. To be honest I don't really know what I'm looking for, but they seem to be doing quite well on all...

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Grafting Project: Done

Grafting Project: Done

We just wrapped up such a fun weekend, our first experience with grafting. We changed an unprofitable block of Golden Delicious apples over to the...

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Grafting Project: Part 1

Grafting Project: Part 1

Many of the well-known apple varieties that our generation grew up with have recently fallen out of favour with consumers. Honeycrisp, Gala, Ambrosia...

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The Cider Project: Introduction

The Cider Project: Introduction

For some years now, we have casually thrown around the idea of starting an estate Cidery.  Spring of 2011 we decided to explore the idea a little...

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