Category Archives: Bees

The Art of BEEing: Winterizing

The bees and I seem to have reached some form of an agreement.  I worry over them, they let me occasionally have a visit in their hive and give the neighbors something to talk about, or they have me do … Continue reading

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The Art of BEEing: Giving up on any honey again this year

As a reminder, I live in a dry desert where there is a flush of wildflowers after years of reasonable winter and spring rains and then everything dries up for months (as compared to places like Tucson which are technically … Continue reading

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The Art of BEEing – summerizing

The bees are doing very well – no signs of pests or disease aside from a very few small ants on the feeder board.  I shifted the hive from winter to summer mode today – out with the bottom board, … Continue reading

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The Art of BEEing: Waking back up

The bees seem to have had a quiet winter – early winter was unusually mild followed buy a somewhat surprisingly extend cold snap in February. This is usually when we start getting the odd super-warm days, but this year we … Continue reading

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The Art of BEEing: Yes, my bees sting

I got the bright idea relatively late this morning (after the day started to heat up) to go out and remove the bee feeder so I could clean it. After I had opened the hive up and pulled the top … Continue reading

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The Art of BEEing: On approach

My bees seem to like catnip…  Lucky (maybe) for me it’s become established in a difficult corner of the garden which isn’t of much use except for feeding bees and catching some incredible back lighting.  

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The Art of BEEing: Of smells and summer

In mid April I left for a business trip to China (punctuated by the bees swarming the day before I left) and when I got home 3 weeks later the last vestiges of spring had turned to summer in the … Continue reading

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