Category / Bees

February 8, 2016
Getting bees this year?  Here are my top 10 tips for those thinking of starting beekeeping. 1. Educate Yourself. Read all that you can about starting beekeeping. Educate yourself prior to jumping into this hobby. It can be an expensive hobby and mistakes can be easily made. 2. Purchase Local Bees. Try to purchase local bees …

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July 13, 2015
  This week is the peak of lavender season here at Tilly’s Nest. Lavender and bees go hand in hand.   Purple is a favorite color of bees and the lavender is simply divine to these girls. They flit quickly from flower to flower sipping nectar. The lavender is a nectar source.   Did you …

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June 16, 2015
  Today I learned how to catch a honeybee swarm. I keep two beehives across town at my Mom’s house. Her father was a beekeeper so when I asked about keeping a couple of hives at her place, she and my step-dad were quite supportive of the idea. It reminded her of growing up as …

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May 18, 2015
I have a cranky beehive. They’re what I call mean bees. It’s not fun when this happens. They are down right nasty. They chase me from the vegetable garden and I can’t go on the side of the property with the hive or they hit me in the head and bat at my face until …

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January 16, 2015
Earlier this week I accompanied the kids on a school field trip to the Museum of Science in Boston. We reached a point where a woman was giving a demonstration on electricity and electromagnetic currents. One by one as each of the kids in my group took turns placing their hands upon this large metal …

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December 1, 2014
Happy December first. Today is an unusually beautiful sunny day in the sixties here on Cape Cod. Last week we had some cooler temperatures in the lower forties and high thirties but today is a very good bee day. The honeybees were so happy to have the sun warm their hives. In fact, the activity …

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