Sunday, July 26, 2015

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Lost Acres Vineyard

Some beekeepers enjoying a beautiful evening at Lost Acres Vineyard of North Granby, Ct.


Joyce and Maddie loving a little night air and fruit of the vine.


A little friend came for a visit.


Mads and Jenny toasting the night away.

Friday, July 24, 2015

First year beekeepers honey harvest.

Tom and Jane Stanziola are enjoying their first honey harvest.


Happy Happy Beekeepers


Looks good to me!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Diablo's Chicken Bourbon Bar-B-que Hot Wing Recipe

Our New Members Tom and Jane Stanziola made this delicious chicken for our picnic!


3-4 lbs chicken legs, thighs, wings
1/4 cup Good Life sweet agave Bourbon BBQ Sauce
1/4 cup Ortega Taco sauce
1/2 cup local Honey
3/4 cup Devil's Cut Bourbon whiskey
1/4 cup Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey Liqueur
Salt/Black Pepper
1/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
Any clili or hot sauce to your taste......

........ok, ready?.....


....Blend all ingredients together, in a large bowl......you will be filling a 1 gallon "Zip-Lock" bag, to create the marinade.....
Next, add the chicken to the marinade, n' put in your fridge for a few hrs....(You don't have to use ALL the chicken for 1 dish....This recipe tastes even better, the longer the chicken marinates....you can leve the chicken in the marinade, for DAYS, if you like..........
Cooking.......
Place some, or all the chicken in a deep baking dish.....add some of the marinade....pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees, n' cook for about an hr.......basting occasionally......
When done, if you have a lot of the marinade left over, you can reduce it, n' drizzle it all over the chicken, as a now thicker gravy......
Sounds difficult?....
Naaaaaahhhhh.....you'll see....

Regards,
Tommy n' Jane Stanziola


New Beeks!

New Club Members Amy and Katie sharing the love of bees.




The more bees the merrier!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Holy Cow Wow!

It feels as if summer has just begun and what do I see?

That's right folks, right in Manchester, CT.

GOLDEN ROD!

 Andy and I were at one of his work sites and low and behold ...

bees busy at work.

Be prepared, for those newbees who have never had the pleasure of the distinctive aroma,
some love it, some don't mind it..others..well I bet you can guess what side of the fence I am on.