The Bee People: Chapters 17 & 18

Chapter 17: The Family Exodus One cannot go on adding several thousand members a week to one’s family without sooner or later being obliged to enlarge the house – or move out. The Apis people move out. As soon as a young queen comes out of her cell, the old queen packs up, so to […]

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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: Chapter 12

Chapter 12: The Queen One would expect to find a mother in so large and flourishing a family, and you will not be surprised to hear that there is one. Queen Apis Mellifica is the mother of the hive, and is by far the most important member of the community, as I suppose a queen […]

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Hive Check: everyone loves a loft space in Seattle

Went back into the hives after quite a few weeks. I certainly had the best of intentions to go in sooner but It was raining (one time we did try holding an umbrella open over the hives so I could do something quick – without incident but not very smart) It was too hot (its […]

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