"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
Remodeling the hive – problem comb management
As discussed in my earlier post : Full Inspection: Day 11 I recently discovered two double combs in the hive. By double I mean that there were TWO independent combs built on the same bar. After some research and questions asked on the FB group I recently joined "Top Bar Hive Beekeeping in the Pacific Northwest", I … Continue reading Remodeling the hive – problem comb management