I get asked a lot of questions. In fact, I feel guilty for monopolizing discussions at parties because I am so passionate about bees and people are so interested! So I thought I'd post a Q& A, starting with the number one question I get asked and then moving forward randomly from there. THE NUMBER … Continue reading Q& A With the Beek – Part 1
We have a new hive at our house, a lovely windowed top bar that Neil built. Neil, hive builder extraordinare! It found a home against the fence and near a small apple tree in our yard. (IMPORTANT NOTE: The house that shares the fence is not occupied - technically this hive should be several yards way from fence lines, but the homeowner doesn't care. Make sure to talk to your neighbors before installing hives in urban farming areas!) Even though our year old hive (called Amanda) is also in the process of expansion, there is something about new bees getting established in a shiny new hive.
What I still find myself wondering–obsessing over really—is this: how did she make her peace with letting go of all of that in such a short amount of time? Would I have been able to do the same?
It has been a long time since I posted here, and I have to admit, I stayed away largely out of fear that I would have to report that something terrible had happened over the winter. Up to 60% of all hive fail for a variety of reasons. I was afraid mine would too. I spent … Continue reading Spring Excitement!