Of Mice and Bees

Never say “oops.” Rather say, “ah, interesting.” – Author Unknown Ah, interesting…. Being the lazy beekeeper I can be sometimes, I did not soon enough get out to clean my empty Langstroth hive. I figured however, that some little critter might get in there and nibble some honey but not a full on hostile hive […]

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In the Hive – Spring has Sprung!

There is no GPA in the hives, its pass or pass with “opportunity” for improvement. I don’t think you can really fail. Even if your hives died, your honey was full of bee legs and you got stung on your lucky mole 13 times – you still probably helped educate friends and families about bees, […]

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Reach & Read: Bees – Nature’s Little Wonders

Bees – Nature’s Little Wonders By Candace Savage This well researched book about bees is a must read for anyone, beekeeper or not. Ms. Savage presents a very well researched book covering four big buckets: world, home, field and life lessons. Intertwined are lovely and varied illustrations, prose, wit, wisdom and of course, more reasons […]

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Tips for Chicks: Nourish Your Hens with Calcium

Calcium is an important part of a healthy and happy chicken diet. Whether you have noticed some fragile or soft eggs shells from your girls or just because, now is a great time to think about supplementing them. In most places their egg laying will increase as the days are longer and the weather more […]

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In the Hive: Early Early Spring

Continuing my resolution to be a better beekeeper and bee steward, 2014 marks my fourth season of bee herding and while earning my Apprentice Badge adds a nice bit of flare, beekeeping and stewarding is more about doing than passing a test, a lot like life and career …. There is no GPA in the […]

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Beekeeping: There is an app for that!

While nothing beats the feel and smell of a book in your hands, there are some mobile apps that might have just the information you are looking for. I put together an app collection for managing hives, staying on top of bee news, connecting with others, planning a garden, pass the time or serving as […]

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