Tag Archives: forage

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: Unconventional forage

With cooler weather finally settling in to the desert, many plants and animals are breaking their summer dormancy and giving the bees a bit more to forage upon.  These bees seem to be enjoying the opportunity provided by a bird-pecked … 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 – Finding the shelves empty

Earlier today I decided to go have a quick hive check as I hadn’t given it a look in several weeks. When I had last been in the colony was growing rapidly, the drawn frames were full of brood, pollen, … Continue reading

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