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Beekeeping In The Age Of Climate Change

I’m Keeping My Fingers Crossed

Losing all six hives last winter took the wind out of my sails.  I set up three new hives in spring but the weather has been uneven through the whole season.   381 more words

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Finn McSpool Gives New Meaning to Bee Sting Lips

Last week we left our intrepid Beastie, Finn McSpool, in the midst of a messy kitchen with something that resembled a wheel of cheese. 840 more words

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Why Did I Start An Observation Beehive?

Last year during the long winter months, I was daydreaming about how it would be cool to have an ant farm. The ants would prosper and get big enough that I could install a tube that would let them outside. 480 more words

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Three, Then Two

I last posted about my honeybee hives in April, describing with awe the drama of a  swarm out of, and then back in to, Buzz.  1,193 more words

Get To Know: Queen Of The Bees, Yvonna Kopacz -Wright

Yvonna Kopacz-Wright has appeared in various t.v. shows and movies such as Damages, Unforgettable and the film Perfect Stranger. She has had a recurring role on Blue Bloods as Detective Ava Hotchkiss and is currently appearing on Law and Order: SVU as Dr. 1,229 more words

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Can Honeybees Monitor Pollution?

The tiny pollinators are useful sentinels of what’s going on in an ecosystem, and might just be environmentalists’ best asset. 2,837 more words

Finn McSpool Minds His Beeswax

Those of you who have been with me a while know I share my backyard with a hive full of bees. The girls are all tucked in for the winter, but after realizing I could no longer close the freezer door due to all the honeycomb I’d been stashing away over the season, I decided time was well overdue for a round of beeswax rendering. 942 more words

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