Last week, I mentioned that our one hive in the city was abandoned right after the eclipse. The bees were a swarm capture, and they were doing really well, so it was a surprise to walk up there one day and find no bees whatsoever. What's currently more surprising is that there are no bees… Continue reading What’s going on?
With family in Texas still recovering from Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma a threat to family in Georgia and South Carolina, we're a little anxious over what the next few days will bring, but also counting our blessings as so many others are in far more dangerous situations. We also have even more opportunities to… Continue reading Battening down the (bee) hatches
I guess I need to start by telling you that the pollen substitute did not cause the regicide -- I was an accessory to that crime, but I have no idea of how hubby actually disposed of the evil queen once I helped catch her! We have another hive that has just become more and… Continue reading Pollen Substitute and Regicide
Luke Bryan sings that "rain makes corn..." but we are happy that rain also makes honey. This time last year we were in a severe drought in both Georgia and South Carolina and our bees had few resources of their own to get them through the dearth. Right now, there are no signs of a… Continue reading Rain is a Good Thing
SwarmToday was one of those awful days that ended a rather stressful work week followed by a text from hubby to remind me to get the oil changed in my car on the way home. Geeeesh ... didn't he know I wasn't in the mood to do that. Or maybe he knew I was even… Continue reading A Sweet Reward
Bee on lavender, June 2016 Last week we spent two days at the farm, went to workshops, and returned home for dental appointments. We had planned to head back to the farm yesterday, but that didn't work out. We intended to check the bees in the out yards on Saturday, and are just getting around… Continue reading Delays, delays, and more delays!
//www.youtube.com/get_playerA friend who is hosting some of our bees in an out-yard sent us a recording of some bee-acrobatics this afternoon. He slowed the video down -- it's so interesting to see them, but even more so to hear them, in slow motion. (The audio is so much better on my phone than on my… Continue reading Bees in slow motion