Tag Archives: Bees

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: 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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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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Shop Projects – Bee Feeder

Last year when I realized I needed to feed my bees on an on-going basis through the summer I slapped together a feeder made of a half gallon plastic storage container with  some plastic canvas and cable ties used to … 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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