I’ve been telling people how excited I am for the weather to warm up so we can check on our bees. Invariably, one of the most common questions I get first is – What do bees do in the winter? Some people think they ‘sleep’ like bears and hibernate. But bees are too busy for… Continue reading Sleeping Bee-uty
And that’s a good thing 😊 -- Guest Post by The Queen Bee, No longer. I have been volun-told, moving forward, that I am now responsible for writing about what’s buzzing with the bees… Anyway, after the SWARM-O-Ramma that happened last week we were feeling pretty discouraged. Half of our bee population had disappeared into… Continue reading We’re Splitting Up!!!!
-- Guest post by the Queen Bee To our honey combers and busy bee followers, We have failed you in this latter part of the season and haven’t kept you up to date on our ladies. For that we are un-bee-lievably sorry. While we have had some amazing highlights, we’ve been really disappointed with some… Continue reading Where have you BEE-n?
-- Guest post by the Queen Bee Acknowledging that we’ve been remiss in posting our updates, we’ve got a lot to catch you up on. As I write today’s post, I am reminding myself that as emerging beekeepers, we still have a lot of lessons to learn and that often we must do it the… Continue reading Swarmy Swarmy Days
Awww hells YAAWW!! -- Guest post by The Queen Bee Here’s what today felt like. Imagine you’ve been off for a couple of days and getting ready to leave for a big trip. You leave tomorrow and have all day to pack. You have a leisurely breakfast, mentally review all the things you have to… Continue reading Are we going to have honey this year?
We picked up all of our bees last night and The Queen Bee is ecstatic. We were on a mission and had to operate in stealth mode in Scott’s bee yard. We waited until the late evening when all the bees had returned home for the night. When they were all inside, we sneakily taped… Continue reading Love bites…
-- Guest post by The Queen Bee I think Gaston said, “You know the bees are coming next week right?” at least five times a day, every day for the last week. Getting ready for their arrival is a cross between your in laws coming to visit and your kids coming home to visit from… Continue reading Prepping for Honeybee Homecoming!!