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 … Continue reading Finn McSpool Minds His Beeswax

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Bees Don’t Sweat

And to all those who remember a certain deodorant campaign, no, bees don't perspire either. Although those of us in Portlandia are now suffering from a resurgence of icky, cold, rainy weather, we did get a brief taste of summer recently with temperatures soaring over 100 degrees Fahrenheit (that's a sweltering 38 degrees to the metric folks … Continue reading Bees Don’t Sweat

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Well, Hello Ladies! AKA “Saying Hi to My Bees”

When people ask me how many pets I have, my response is a quick "Four cats and two guinea pigs." After getting the Are-You-A-Crazy-Cat-Lady look, the conversation continues on to either cute things the cats do (if talking to a fellow cat lover) or on to other topics (if talking to a normal person). But in … Continue reading Well, Hello Ladies! AKA “Saying Hi to My Bees”

A Little Beekeeping Rant

This week, I just couldn't take it anymore. I left yet another Facebook beekeeping group because I could no longer take people's complete idiocy (my Idiocracy tolerance is quite low). I tried to tolerate it mainly because i enjoy seeing pictures of people's hives and bees, but the stupidity just got too high....especially the questions … Continue reading A Little Beekeeping Rant

Sad News From the Hive

And now the sad news I promised you yesterday... As you may know, I am the proud keeper of a hive of bees in my backyard (if you don't know, go ahead and read a few of my bee posts I've linked to below). Well, Sunday was a sad day. Actually, it was a really nice … Continue reading Sad News From the Hive