If you follow my page on Facebook, you might remember that I LOVE going to Mother Earth News Fair every year. I love sitting in classes and workshops all day learning about these hobbies that fascinate me. Every year I use it as a time to evaluate what I’m doing gardening and sustainability-wise and what […]
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Seven Things I Wish I’d Known About Beekeeping Before I Started
How expensive it is: There may be less expensive ways to do it, but I bought the hives ready to go from my local hobby bee supply store. I suppose I could have bought a nuc (nucleus colony) and the woodenware, but I just went with the whole hive. I think each one […]
Bees In The Neighbor’s Pool
While I was in Chicago last Wednesday I got a phone call at breakfast. It was from the vet clinic whose pasture I use for my chickens and bees. They had gotten a visit from animal control because one of the neighbors whose yard borders the pasture had complained of seeing bees in her pool. […]
Feeding Your Bees
On yesterday’s post, I explained that I got my hives “honey bound” by overfeeding them. My task since then has been to figure out how that happened. Here is what I have figured out. If you have some feedback, I’d love to hear it in the comments. I signed up for the monthly program at […]
There’s No Brood In My Hive!
The day before leaving for eight days, I discovered that my queen wasn’t laying, and I suspected that she wasn’t there at all!