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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: 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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The Art of BEEing – Restoration or Revolution?

Several weeks ago, after the desert summer began, I opened the hive and found that the colony did not look well – no brood, few stores, and no comb drawing activity. I resumed feeding them, and for a couple of … Continue reading

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