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
It's been a crazy winter here in Portland. Or rather, should I say "non-winter"? While the East Coast was being hammered by mountains of snow, Portland was basking in spring-like temperatures, sunny skies, and just a tad of east wind (which can ruin those nice temps sometimes). With all the sun and warm weather, my bees have had … Continue reading Everything You Didn’t Want to Know About Bee Poop…
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 the spring robbing fiasco so I'm well overdue for a bee post. Winter Isn't Coming, Mr. Stark. It's Here! This week the Portland … Continue reading Freezing Bees!
Okay, I'm cheating a bit with this Saturday Selection by squeezing in an update on my bees. But really, nothing's grabbed my fancy this week except for the huge pot of honey I've extracted from my own beehive. Yum! A Little Background As you may remember, my bees were behaving very badly before I left … Continue reading Saturday Selections: Show Me the Honey!
It's time to take a break from writing about writing to let you know what's going on with the bees in the top bar hive in my backyard. Let's just say, it's been a challenging few weeks. To start, let me just say that normally my bees are very friendly critters. Okay, maybe "friendly" isn't … Continue reading Burglars In the Hive Yard: Robbing Bees
Okay, normally this week would be a trip through yet another wonderful library of the world, but I have to share with you some exciting news: I've decided to become a criminal. My specialty: Larceny My item of choice: Raw Honey My victims: My honeybees Yes, I'm proud to announce I have stolen my first … Continue reading My Life of Crime
LOVING & HATING BEES The week started out with a quick hive inspection since we finally got some decent weather. I'd been so proud of my little bees and thought they must be the smartest bees ever. I'd read all these horror stories about bees making helter-skelter comb in all sorts of wrong directions leading … Continue reading To Bee or Not To Bee
I know all of you were rushing out to buy my books because you thought I was dead and were thinking something along the lines of "Oooh, these will be worth something now!" Sorry to tell you, I'm alive (but thanks for shopping, better luck next time). I've been on vacation to Kauai, Hawaii. Vacation … Continue reading No, I’m Not Dead.
In a word, non-existent. It's winter after all. Duh. I've been debating over how to obtain my bees. The options are to purchase bees, contact a swarm catcher or try to lure my own swarm. I'm a bit concerned about shipping bees up from California just to fill my hive. This doesn't sound like a … Continue reading How Are the Bees?