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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: Waking back up

The bees seem to have had a quiet winter – early winter was unusually mild followed buy a somewhat surprisingly extend cold snap in February. This is usually when we start getting the odd super-warm days, but this year we … 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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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 – building bees

Today was my first “real” hive inspection since welcoming the bees a few weeks ago.  The two other times I had opened the hive more than what was required to refill the feeder I simply did spot checks and had … Continue reading

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Through the Camera – A desert day

Moments from a stroll with the camera through a greening desert

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