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
My Life of Crime
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
To Bee or Not To Bee
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
No, I’m Not Dead.
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.
How Are the Bees?
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?
Did You Say “Bees?”
I did! I love honey. LOVE honey. But I also hate that the use of poisons and practice of monoculture is killing our little honeybees. After watching Silence of the Bees, a show on the plight of the honeybee, I was keen to do what I could for the little ladies who make my honey. … Continue reading Did You Say “Bees?”