Category / beekeeping

October 17, 2018
Hello friends.  I wanted to take a moment to share the past few months with you. Life has thrown us an unexpected curve.  We lost my Dad of 28 years unexpectedly this summer after dealing with some things since spring. It threw us all into a tail spin and all of us went into survival …

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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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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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August 19, 2014
Burning frames filled with wax moth eggs and larvae. I watched one of my beehives die this past Thursday. Wax moths moved into the hive. Someone must have sprayed their blooming plants. The plants were full of blossoms and my unsuspecting bees went. They drank the nectar and shared the bounty and location with the …

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