Category Archives: Bees and Honey

StoryTime at the Library: BEES!

I’m doing a special Saturday presentation on honey bees at the library. This presentation will be live so there is no narration added to the video. I’ll talk mostly about the life of the bees in the hive and share … Continue reading

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Spring Package o’ Bees

One cold winter day, Jeff decided to order a queen bee. Our initial hive began when a friend gave us a swarm and we’ve collected swarms whenever possible since then, but Jeff felt that catching swarms was too uncertain. We … Continue reading

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The Bees that Got Away

Three days after we collected Sandy’s swarm, Jeff attracted more bees. Here is a short movie about the bees that got away. The best part is listening to the bees.

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Swarm Season Begins!

Prior to cell phones, I always hated it when the phone rang just as my hand was on the door handle to depart. Now, I found a new way to prolong the agony of separation and temptation… I looked at … Continue reading

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Spring Check: The Girls eat their Broccoli and Clean their Feet

Whenever the sun comes out the bees are busy. They are always in the borage, which reseeds itself in our yard and grows like a weed. One day I tried to see if there was any pattern to which flowers … Continue reading

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Finally, a Honey Harvest!

Finally, the bees have produced enough surplus honey for us to steal some. This year they have been much more interested in making bees. While increasing the bee population is itself a good thing, we’ve been missing our honey! We … Continue reading

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Exuberance of Spring

The hive we call Hive 2, swarmed and the bees settled in a branch of a pomegranate tree that hangs in our yard.  We called the friends who lost the possibility of collecting a swarm when the newspaper trick worked, … Continue reading

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