Tag Archives: honey

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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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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Combining Bee Swarms – the Newspaper Trick

Okay so I go away briefly – just overnight and look at what happens.  We got a call from a friend, Lee, who said he had an unwanted swarm of bees in a tree. Never slow to answer the call … Continue reading

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