Death Pays A Visit

I know it happens to every beekeeper, but that doesn’t lessen the blow when it happens to you. Rachael sent me a message that she has bad news. When she does this I tell her no thank you. Why on earth would I want bad news? If I have the choice to ignore her bad...

No Quite Thirty Pounds

So there we sat with our not thirty pounds of honey. It seemed like it was so little honey that it wouldn’t be worth renting the honey extruding equipment from our local bee supply store, Bee Kind. Looking back, if I only had one solid frame of honey I would...

First Time Bee Robbers

When Rachael and I started this adventure in beekeeping I was not really sure what to expect. Bees are pretty independent little critters, and don’t really need much human help. At first, I was in such a rush to get the bee gear, set up the hive and get to...

Bee Relaxing

The awesome thing about other peoples vacations, are the wonderful little treats they bring back for you. Every year my neighbors travel to Wisconsin to spend time at the family cabin, and were kind enough to pick up some local honey for me. DELICIOUS!!! I wish I had...

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The storm clouds have parted and the sun has come out! This is exactly what you want to see on a sunny February morning:   Bees are buzzing in and out. Some have large loads of pollen. I can tell that some appear to be young bees, which means that healthy brood...

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...

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...

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