In the Hive: Winter Feeding

This year I decided to feed in the winter, due in part to the fact that my hives have continued to seem “busy” with the weather in the 40s-50s for the last few months, except one cold snap a while back. I am worried that they don’t have enough food stores. Based on my research […]

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Reach & Read: The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees By Sue Monk Kidd – a book review This is a truly heartwarming story of a young awkward girl, finding her stride, and designing a future by learning about her past and her values. A honey house, black Madonna, beekeeping lessons and some lost and gained love fill the lives […]

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Tote Bag Makeover: From Meh to Bee-utiful!

It is no secret that I love bees. When the hospital gift shop displayed tote bags with a giant queen bee on them, I was first in line. However, the bag was bigger/floppier than I would like and the straps were pretty cheap and took away from the focal point. But I am a crafty […]

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The Bee People: Chapters 15 & 16

Chapter 15: Honey and Honey Dew Miss Apis is probably as proud of her hive she gets stored full of honey and bee-bread, as your mother is of her pantry when she gets the jelly and preserves done in the fall […] It is a very cunning art to take nectar from the flowers and […]

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The Bee People: Chapters 13 & 14

Chapter 13: The Work in the Hive – the manufacture of wax Since honey-bees eat almost nothing but pollen and honey, a good store of these has to be laid up for winter use, as well as to feed all the young bees and the drones […] if I tell you there is something very […]

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PSBA Day of Learning: Natural & Lazy Beekeeping with Michael Bush

Puget Sound Beekeepers Association hosted a jammed packed “Day of Learning” at the University of Washington Arboretum. Hating to miss a chance to beek out with the best of them, I signed up. Hating to miss a great blog post, I documented it with near Pulitzer worthy diligence. I also find myself gravitating towards his […]

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