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The bees and the birds…

Managed honey bee colonies act collectively as our “canary in the coal mine,” alerting us to the deleterious effects of toxic chemicals in the environment.  The news is bad! Bees are dying!   Scientific analysis of the effects of these toxic chemicals … Continue reading

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Bee Colony Rescue Helps Promote Sustainable Farming on San Juan Island

Honey bees are an integral part of the deeply-routed heritage of agriculture in the San Juan Islands.  Farmers depend on these hard-working participants to bring residents and tourists alike a bountiful array of delicious and healthy fruits, vegetables, and honey … Continue reading

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Scales? July 23, 2012 Hive Check

Catchy heading!  Read all the way to the end to find out more…or not, since I have no idea what I saw on the back of that little bee’s thorax.  Definitely looking for input here.  Hopefully it isn’t anything that … Continue reading

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Combining the hives! June 4, 2012

Yesterday I still couldn’t find the queen in the second hive.  I am just sure she flew away.  When I opened it up and looked inside, there seemed to be fewer bees than there were the day before.  I went … Continue reading

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Bee Drama! A Queen Flies the Coop!

Bee drama! Last week I reported that my first hive of bees either had a missing queen or a queen that was only laying drones.  When I discovered the problem, I immediately ordered another package of bees and a new … Continue reading

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