Category / beekeeping

July 19, 2013
Late this past May, I invested in another beehive with a friend, and placed it on my Mother’s property nearby.  Together between the two of us, we now have a total of five beehives.  We are quickly learning that there is safety in numbers!  Having more than one hive allows us to borrow from the…

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June 24, 2013
It has been a little while since I have shared any updates about the bees but that does not mean that they have been quiet.  In fact, they have been very busy! I even added another hive on a nearby property.Read more

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April 29, 2013
Yesterday, as I closed down the pollen trap on Briar to collect a sample for the Harvard Study, I decided to take a peek into Willow.  In my last post, I was unsure that the queen was there.  As I entered the hive, my worst thoughts were suspected.  The population has dwindled.  Most of the…

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February 3, 2013
Like all living things, even honeybees use the “bathroom”.  However, during the wintertime, they are confined to their cluster without the ability to leave.  In the cluster, their main goal is to keep the queen and any existing brood very warm.  This cluster only breaks on warmer winter days.  During the break, the bees…

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August 26, 2012
I came into the house a few days ago after running errands in the afternoon. The kitchen smelled as if a skunk had just been over for a cup of tea.  Thank goodness the windows were closed and locked in my absence.  I could only imagine what it would have smelled like if they had been…

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July 12, 2012
My bees are mutts.  They are a blend of Carniolan, Italian, German, Russian and Australian.  The apiary where I purchased my bees believes that by diversifying their genetics, they are hardier and more resistant to disease.  Recently when my mentor opened up my hives with me, he was amazed at how the bees’ genetics expressed…

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