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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: Start of the flow

The desert winter seems to be quickly moving into summer as the early wildflower bloom is underway and flowering trees are starting to break bud.  There are still a few more cool days and nights ahead, but highs in the … Continue reading

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The Art of BEEing: Wrapping up winter

It’s still January and less than a week ago we had an unusual snow, but the signs are starting to build that the brief desert winter is beginning to reach it’s end. Hardy desert wildflowers have begun to green up … Continue reading

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The Art of BEEing: picky eaters

Given the lack of “natural” forage in the desert since the end of the spring wildflower bloom (aside from a very brief rebloom after a surprise inch of rain fell in early autumn), I’ve been having to feed since early … 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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The Art of BEEing – Impressions from the initial opening

A week ago I dumped 3 lbs of bees into a box containing the foundations and a very tiny bit of building materials for their new home, closed the lid, and hoped for the best. Dumped is indeed the proper … Continue reading

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