Monthly Archives: April 2012

More Weather Delays!

I was really hoping to be able to get into the hive today.  The weather has been my most uncooperative friend and I am sure my little bees are not happy with with the overcast skies and chill in the … Continue reading

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Housekeeping!

Housekeeping!

cleaning house means carrying debris up to 40 yards out of the hive!

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My letter to the editor today…Yes, bees are affected by products we use in our yards and gardens!

Ongoing reliance on pesticides and herbicides has created serious implications for terrestrial and marine habitats.  Many of us are aware of these implications and conscientious of the need to make changes.  Today, the urgency for these changes became personal to … Continue reading

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The Day Ten Hive Check

I was planning on checking my hive yesterday.  It has been ten days since I opened it up to see if my queen had been accepted by the colony and released from her cage.    If you are unfamiliar with how … Continue reading

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My Little Sick Bee ~ April 23, 2012

The bees are “bee-coming” my new obsession.  I have had them for 13 days now and my morning routine has incorporated a new daily “buzz” along with my cup of coffee.   Listening to them waking up as the spring rays … Continue reading

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Hiving my Bees! April 11, 2012

Hiving my First Bees       by Cynthia Brast San Juan Island, WA    They’ve arrived! The bees came today – April 11, 2012, after shipping from Oroville, CA on April 9.  I picked them up this morning at the … Continue reading

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What is “The Daily Buzz?”

This is my first year as a beekeeper.  As a graduate student in entomology studying via the University of Florida (I actually live on San Juan Island in Washington), I have wonderful things I’m learning that I’d like to share … Continue reading

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