Hive Inspection – 20171026

Summary of hive inspections at Jehovah Jireh apiary, October 26, 2017. Hive 1 – found several bees with DWV, and several dead, white, nearly emerged pupae on bottom screen. Otherwise okay. Hive 2 – found queen, but she isn’t marked. This hive may have swarmed or superseded. Hive 3 – On its way out. No eggs, no uncapped brood. Very sparse capped brood. Low worker population.

Kipling – The City of Brass

Rudyard Kipling is accused – with good reason – of being a racist and an imperialist, but this poem attests that he was also a prophet. I share it here in its entirety because the online resources I’ve found are full of transcription errors which destroy not only the meter and rhyme, but the meaning of the words. How does one forge a sward, pray tell?