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The Garden Bee Bed & Breakfast is Closed

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I would like to announce that after 4 great seasons The Garden Bee Bed & Breakfast has closed it’s doors. To all those supporters and guests over the years I say, “Thank You!”. Our lives have been enriched by all and deeply touched by a few.

The Garden Bee Beeswax Candles will continue to grow and prosper as it is in its 14th year and continues to be a recognized Nova Scotian brand.
Who knows what is next for The Garden Bee.
Stay tuned!

What’s in Bloom Now? The Bottle Tree of Course!

The bottle tree (aka Stella cherry) is just beginning to bloom. The bottles are used for weights to bend the branches down for easy picking. Underneath spring bulbs bloom delighting the eye with colour and form. Hyacinths, daffodils, silia, tulips….which is your favourite spring bulb?

Enjoy the sights and sounds of a beautiful spring morning alive with life in our front yard.

Our Neighbour the Pileated Woodpecker

The laughing, raucous call of the Pileated Woodpecker greeted me this morning as I stepped outside to the garden. Everything about this beautiful bird seems overstated…size, colour, calls.

Did you know, a Pileated Woodpecker’s wing span can reach 66 to 75 cm (26 to 30 in)?

We feel blessed to have had a pair nesting near us for many years.  –   Rosemary

Burntcoat Head Gift Shop Opening 18 May 2018

Low tide at Burntcoat Head

For anyone who hasn’t grown up on the Fundy Shore of Nova Scotia, Burntcoat Head is a must see. Check out this link for what Burntcoat Head Park has to offer. Watch this very dramatic Tide Time-lapse video to see just how impressive the tide can be!

We, at The Garden Bee, are very pleased to have our beeswax candles available for purchase again this season at the Burntcoat Head Gift Shop. We are proud to support local and be locally supported.

The Garden Bee Solar Update

I thought it was time to keep you folks updated on the progress of our solar panels. The panels have been installed and generating for 6 months. While the output is not stellar, we are pleased.

These were the worst 6 months of the year for generation due to shorter day and lower angle of the sun. They are also the worst for consumption as we supplement our wood stove with heat pumps. However, just tracking our generation and usage on a daily basis makes us more mindful and we have reduced our consumption significantly.

Maintenance is low. The only thing I do is to clear the snow off if there is more than 5 cm on them. I only had to do that 3 times this past winter but every winter will be different, I am sure.

To date our panels have produced more than 3 Mw. 🙂

Simply Perfect Biscuits

This would have been the place the picture of the biscuits would have been but they are always eaten before we can get a picture, LOL!

It has been our pleasure to serve this biscuit recipe to hundreds of guest over the years. They are awesome:

  • Hot out of the oven with butter and molasses
  • Cold with butter and a spot of jam
  • Split and topped with fresh, sliced strawberries with whip cream

You can also use the dough for:

  • Dumplings – drop by the spoonful on to the top of a boiling stew and steam unopened for 10 minutes
  • Lay the entire dough over a casserole of hot stew and bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes

What do you do with your biscuit dough?

Yummy Biscuits

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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The signs are everywhere!

Rubber boot season, lol!

Folly Lake
Spring has sprung!

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