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!
I went out to check the hive this morning with more than a little trepidation. Even ever stoic Neil seemed a little concerned after last week's double whammy of back to back stings with massive reactions. My eyes are just now back to normal even though the sting site on my nose isn't quite healed. The sting on my … Continue reading Back In the Beek Saddle
"The act of becoming a beekeeper has been a profound personal shift onto a new, but strangely familiar path for me. Their importance of their presence in my yard is far more than the honey they produce or even that I may be saving a few thousand from what seems to be inevitable extinction. They are healing me even as we occasionally hurt each other."
I was trimming the climbing rose that winds around my favorite garden ornament/birdhouse when I heard a familiar sound. In fact so familiar that it took several minutes to place it. It sounded like voices, or singing, or low arguing or.....BEES! A fuzzy black, yellow and orange bumblebee stared at me grumpily from the birdhouse roof … Continue reading Bumblebeek