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...

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...

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