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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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