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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: Wrapping up winter

It’s still January and less than a week ago we had an unusual snow, but the signs are starting to build that the brief desert winter is beginning to reach it’s end. Hardy desert wildflowers have begun to green up … Continue reading

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The Art of BEEing: picky eaters

Given the lack of “natural” forage in the desert since the end of the spring wildflower bloom (aside from a very brief rebloom after a surprise inch of rain fell in early autumn), I’ve been having to feed since early … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day

Hawthorn Tablets – aka Haw Flakes – are an interesting Asian confection made of mashed hawthorn berries mixed with sugar and pressed into flat discs approx 1/16 in thick and 1 inch in diameter. They have a sweet-tart taste and … 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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Making English Bacon

One day while working in the heart of Texas barbecue country some English colleagues were lamenting the lack of proper bacon in the grocery stores. After some initial confusion because the store we all used had some very good bacon … Continue reading

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