Monthly Archives: August 2016

The Art of BEEing: Long Live the Queen

Today I figured enough time had elapsed to go into the hive and see how the new queen introduction had gone. Part of me was prepared to find no sign of a queen and only a handful of bees, but … Continue reading

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Book Review: Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel Baum, Vicki New York Review Books, 2016 edition of 1930 translation of 1929 German original A classic of the time and place genre, Grand Hotel takes the space of a few days and follows a cast of exquisite … Continue reading

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The Art of BEEing – Settling back in

It’s been a week and a day since I installed my new VSH Italian queen.  It was very hot this week (a wireless thermometer I have in the feeder compartment at the top of the hive routinely was over 100 … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Time to Dance A Time to Die

A Time to Dance A Time to Die Waller, John Icon Books, 2009 Opening with a story more akin to a novel than a non-fiction work, this book quickly changes track into a serious yet very readable analysis of the … Continue reading

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Through the Camera: Barn car

For those looking – keep searching, they do still exist

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Through the Camera: Smoke plume

Some shots of the smoke plume from the “Pilot” forest fire as it drifts north over the Victor and Apple Valleys  

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Real Life Review: InstantPot IP-DUO60 Electric Pressure Cooker

For years a friend has been extolling the virtues of her electric bean cooker (essentially a slow cooker with a timer) , so I was sort-of in the market for one if I ever came across it.  Then one day … Continue reading

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