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The Big Bee Move

We are accidental Honey Bee Keepers. We did not look for Bees, Bees found us. One reason they don’t mind our yard, I guess, is because there is no spraying of pesticides or insecticides. 531 more words

Pets And Pests

Our DIY Bee Box

We’ve finished building our Top Bar Hive made from oak-wood pallets (which held Christmas trees to Walmart!) and water-proof roofing from Home Depot.  To be sure we left it outdoors for 2 days to see if it could take some wind and rain. 47 more words

Pets And Pests

A taste of honey

Our top bar hive was established this year in a new Eco garden. Over time the bees have populated and created more than fifteen natural combs. 83 more words

Beekeeping

Demise of a hive

And now for some bad news.

After a second try at our top bar bee hive, another failure. Yes, I am disappointed and saddened by this outcome. 388 more words

Farm

WSBee Honey!

Today the 5th grade helped extract honey from honeycomb made by our very own honeybees. The honeycomb was carefully harvested last week. We only took a couple of bars to ensure the bees have plenty of honey to get them through the winter. 172 more words

Green Project

Freezing Bees!

Yes, Fridays are normally time for me to ramble on about some aspect of writing, but this week I have bees on my mind. Also, I haven’t posted about my bees since… 946 more words

Writing

bee update

Not much to really update as the hive failed. Did not open it early enough in the season to determine why, but have my suspicions and disease isn’t one of them. 349 more words

Self-reliance