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The Art of BEEing: The China Feeder

Recently I was in China on a business trip and happened to come across another beekeeper in the office there. He no longer had any bees of his own since he was living in an urban apartment, but he had … Continue reading

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The Art of BEEing: Hadn’t thought of that

I decided that it had been a while since my last full hive inspection, so this morning I suited up and started to work. I was about halfway through with the bottom brood box and had a fully loaded frame … 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: Picking up the gluttons

Today I came home from work and even from inside the house I could hear a frenzy of buzzing. Fearing the worst yet compelled to investigate, I quickly found myself coming upon a rather comical situation. When the bees stopped … Continue reading

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The Art of Beeing: Reveling in the harvest

It sometimes takes distance to gain perspective. While away from the desert briefly to enjoy the harvest season at Rurikia, I have been pleased to enjoy watching scores of bees visiting the autumn wildflowers in the meadow there. At the … Continue reading

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The Art of BEEing: Escaping the summer

Last weekend was the first real break from the summer heat (which has come back in full force this week) and though the desert shrubs and wildflowers have yet to reappear, I decided it was time to have a look … Continue reading

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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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