A Winter Bee

I know that every beekeeper goes through something like this, but it really doesn't make it any easier. Fine, I will mark it as experience, but I don't have like it. A few days ago Rachael went to feed both of our bee colonies, and check on how they were doing with...

There Was No Robbery

I am sad to report that there was no robbery. I was really hoping for one, but alas it was not meant to be. Rachael and I went into both boxes to see how our colonies were doing and if they had enough food for the winter. I was also really hoping to rob a bit of honey...

Learning To Fly

“May I have your attention please? Can all newbees please report to the main entrance immediately for flight class? Again, all newbees report to the main entrance for flight class!” I’m a bit of a Chicken Little when it comes to our bees. Except instead of the sky...

I WIN, I WIN!! Now What?

OH SWEET HONEYBEES I WON! I never win anything, so the fact that I get to say I won is new to me. Hold on a moment while I run to the top of the mountain, twirl around with my arms reaching up high to the sky. TWIRL! HUFF PUFF Wheeeeezzz. Okay, let's think about this...

Piggy Little Bees

I am worried about Rachael. You know how they say not to feed a stray cat or she will never leave? Well, apparently if you feed a bee, she will tell her friends and it will be a raging bee party that the cops get called to. Last Wednesday Rachael tells me she went out...

Ohhh The Relief…

As Katrina has already shared with you in the previous post, I was stung multiple times the other day when we ventured into the hive. I take full responsibility. I was a little over confident thinking I could just mosey on in there with a short sleeve t-shirt on. Well...

Sting Me On Four

Yesterday Rachael and I did a hive inspection, and I can't say that it went all that well. The hive is just fine. There are tons of bees and lots of honey. We were even able to steal a few chunks of honey filled comb from them. I'm not quite sure why, but for some...

Bee It Three To Make Me Happy

Rachael and I are just about as excited as two newbee's can bee. I got a message from a friend yesterday letting me know one of her clients is selling two complete hives from swarms he had gathered locally, for super cheap. Per his wife's order he needed to get rid of...

The Girls Were Ready For Their Close-up

I finally did it! I finally rented a macro lens to checkout! I waited for a weekend when my daughter would be home from school. She's a photography hobbyist as well and I wanted to get a second opinion. I'm normally a portrait photographer and she is more into still...

The Electric Side of Pollination

We all know that bees are just about the most important little critters on the planet and to me one of the most fascinating. It seems every day I learn something new and it blows my mind. Rachael posted on Instagram an incredible video of one of our lovely ladies...

Bees Aren’t The Only Things We’re Saving!

So, as you could tell from Katrina's last post, The Bee Lifeguard, I'm a bit of a bleeding heart when it comes to all living creatures. I can not just stand by and watch suffering, no matter how big or small. Boy, oh boy was I put to the test yesterday! I have agreed...

Bee The Lifeguard

I think I might have to cut Rachael off from her bee rescue efforts. I know, that sounds horrible. Both of our families are enjoying the wonderful lake together this week. We have found a few bees that were trying to drink from the lake, but instead went too far in...

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