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The Art of BEEing: Winterizing

The bees and I seem to have reached some form of an agreement.  I worry over them, they let me occasionally have a visit in their hive and give the neighbors something to talk about, or they have me do … Continue reading

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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: 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: 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: 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 – 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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