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Something New Coming Up!

After the holiday rush, there’s a lull for businesses like mine. It’s a great time to take a deep breath and get creative! So that’s what we’ve been doing. Cole and I are working on some new lines to keep our fans happy. And we’re planning the spring bee yard maintenance….

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A Hard Winter

February has been over 10F colder than usual this year, with many nights well below zero. January wasn’t much better; I haven’t been tracking it, but the number of “snow” days and “chill” days (when wind chill and temp were under -20) and, therefore, no school, has been huge. It…

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Avital Checks A Hive; About Bee Stings

Last week, Avital turned 4. She has been asking for a bee suit, so I finally bought her one. Yes, they make them for children! It’s still a bit big on her, but she’ll grow into it. I keep a nuc and a full size hive in the backyard. Yesterday,…

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Bee Wellness

You may have heard that honey bees are “disappearing” or “dying out” or being poisoned by agricultural chemicals. To paraphrase Mark Twain, the reports of honey bee death are greatly exaggerated. There have been problems, with individual (usually commercial) beekeepers losing vast numbers of colonies, but it isn’t a problem we all…