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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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Through the Camera – Wildflowers

A field of blue dicks on the mountain during this year’s local superbloom.  The past two years there might have been 5 or 6 of these flowers in that spot.  

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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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Through the Camera: Early Wildflowers

A selection of the early wildflowers in the mountains of the Mojave Desert

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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 – 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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Wandering the West – Part 4: Crater Lake

There is something odd about driving uphill to get to a lake. Even more so as you gain elevation over the surrounding land and there is less and less landscape above you. The whole concept of lakes being at the … Continue reading

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