3kg of honey is a good amount for the Japanese honey bee (Apis cerana japonica) The autumn wildflower honey taste has a mild sweet brown sugar favour to it.
These bees are not doing well…. Maybe this hive can be a one of my test hives of see if I can move them into a different kind of hive. At the present they are in a 重箱式（じゅうばこしき Jubbako Shiki） “Traditional Japanese nested box style hive” which generally works well for Japanese honeybees. I did get some beautiful photos.
Founded in 1961 and according to the decour it’s never been refurnished or reformed. But that doesn’t matter because the food speaks for itself, and the pork cutlets and the best I have ever had in Japan. If you are touring around Awaji Island it’s a welcome halfway pitstop. とんかつ ママン [map style=”width: auto; height:300px; margin:20px 0px 20px 0px; border: 1px solid black;” marker=”yes” lat=”34.257256″ lon=”134.720463″]
Time to start bee keeping, setting up an old hive from one of the local beekeepers.
I don’t much like riding to work in snow, Riding back home sucks more if your gloves are still wet… 🙁
This is one of my favourite lunch-box spots on Awaji. On a nice day you can see from south Osaka all the way down to Wakayama with Narugashima Island smack bang in front of you .
while taking a mountain track home, forks leading to dead ends with more dead ends. I thought I knew where the tracks led. Sadly, No, and running low on gas I decided to consult the all-knowing GPS unit as my “not so hot navi skills” weren’t getting anywhere.
After my DMC-FT3 died on a trip to the Tango Peninsula, Panasonic was kind enough to send me a new one, a newer model and in different color :). The DMC-FT4 is basically the same as the previous model with a few new functions. The panoramic mode is interesting but nothing that can’t be achieved in post. Do I need this ?
Having the last bit of fun before I put road tires on “Noriko“.
Commuting on the Kawasaki TR250