Hitting the bonk

Hitting the wall or hitting the bonk for some reason or another is pronounced “hanger knock” in Japanese.

I generally only find myself hitting the wall during autumn, I don’t know why? maybe it’s the cool Awaji Island winds that zap my energy, or maybe it was just the lack of sleep the night before, Anyway after the meager 30 kilometres I hit the wall and I hard it hard. Luckily the route was take is jampacked with convenience stores which stock hundreds of sugary delights from which I called on “lifeguard” to get me over the wall.

ハンガーノック Hanga-Nokku

Non productive bees

Japanese Honey Bees

With an extremely dry summer the honey production on Awaji island has apparently not been a good one. This hive was not harvest and the bee-keeper decided to leave it until next year.  He said the hive may not survive the winter.

I so much want to have my own bees…. next year maybe ?

Seasonal Honey

Honey from the same hive but harvested in different seasons.

“Bush honey”,”Wildflower honey” or “Multifloral Honey” honey is known as Hyakkamistsu 百花蜜 ひゃっかみつ in Japanese. This literary  translates as “honey from 100 flowers”.

The jar on the right is the honey harvested a spring, the other is honey from the autumn harvest.

I can’t wait to get my own hives someday.