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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March 26, 2016
I’m now headed into my 5th year of beekeeping. Today I wanted to share some of my favorite beekeeping tips. Over the years, I’ve learned quite a lot and have had plenty of successes and failures. Some of those were expected and some of those were unexpected.  That seems to be the course for keeping…

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December 7, 2015
Earlier this fall I learned that one of my weaker beehives had succumb to wax moths. It was awful and disgusting. So I removed some of the salvageable frames that I could and cleaned them up as best I could. I placed them into the deeps and put them off to the side- outside near…

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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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January 5, 2015
The honeybees cluster in a ball for warmth in the winter. The queen is in the very center, kept toasty at 95 degrees. The cluster expands and moves during warmer days and contracts tightly and stays put in freezing temps. Last week it was a balmy day in December, 50 degrees. Weird for us, but…

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November 3, 2014
Today I want to share with you how to make a beehive quilting box. As a beekeeper you already know that excess moisture and humidity in the hive is never a good thing, especially in the cooler weather when the bees are more prone to harm and death from living in a wet environment. During…

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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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Sharing an inspired life from the New England seaside. Chickens, Bees, Gardens, Art and Yummy Goodness.