We've taken this situation into our own hands now and we've been performing the duty of the honey bees ourselves. What that translates to is getting up early to time the opening of the female flower, then using the male flower's stamen (complete with pollen) and rubbing it around the female flower.
Here's a video for a better description:
All this pollinating has left it's mark on me and I'm oddly perusing the male pumpkin flowers of my neighbors wondering if their stamen is bigger or better. Needless to say, we need to do something about this bee problem and quick! If you use pesticides in your garden, please stop and if you have some extra space to plant, try planting the Turtlehead bush, the bees love it!
Double Mountain Brewery is now open and serving beer and pizza (the Truffle Shuffle pizza is to DIE FOR!)! We'll be making our way to check it out soon.
Both bars will be in the online store soon!
Have a great weekend and get out there and do something good for the honey bees! Check back Monday, I've got a great drink recipe you'll want to try!