The Bee People – Chapter 2

Chapter 2 – Apis Mellifica and Her Eyes Here comes a little brown lady whose name is Apis Mellifica. She is making her wings go so fast that they buzz like a humming-top. Straight as a, arrow she goes to that morning-glory flower. All at once the buzzing stops; little Miss Apis has landed feet […]

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Spelling Bee Baggage: “Necessisary”

[Warning: this is a text heavy post, but appropriately so] On this Scripps National Spelling Bee Eve, I am reflecting upon a word that I to this day can’t more often than can spell correctly the first time. I misspell this word apparently so bad, that spell checker isn’t quite sure what I mean and […]

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Hive Check and Powdered Sugar Treatments

Maybe a week or two late but I have completed my first post-package installation hive check. Before I get suited up and open the hives I run through out loud what my plan is while I am working in the hive. This helps me make sure that I have the equipment I might need, plan […]

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It’s Feeding Time at The Apiary – Sugar Syrup

“They could eat all they wanted, for maple sugar never hurt anybody.” Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House in the Big Woods I don’t think Buddy the Elf could agree more either, but there is controversy out there about feeding your bees to help them get up and going in the spring time and set up […]

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Hives Alive – 2013 Bee Adventure Beegins

Hives are alive again – 3 sets of new Italian girls. Sadly none of mine made it through the winter. I have plenty of hypotheses, nothing confirmed. In case you are wondering, bees come in packages by the pound, including one queen, marked (a dot with white out) or unmarked. Three pounds of bees, like […]

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Reach & Read: Two Books about Girls Named Bee

Both of the following books were random audiobook selections. While the girls share the name Bee, they have very different story lines, albeit told from the Bee’s perspective. Beholding Bee – Kimberly Newton Fusco Excellent story about an orphan girl named Bee, seemingly trapped in a life not chosen and her own insecurities both physical […]

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