Author Archives: Nannabee

Checking up on our Nuc

I’m happy to say the nuc made it safely to its new location and the bees are adjusting. The hope is that the bees will grow their colony while pollinating this new garden. I’ve bee’n so crazy beesy these last … Continue reading

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Splitting a Hive

It’s always nice to find a friend willing to share their real estate to accommodate a nuc of bees. Separating the new nuc (5 frames/level) with the old hive (10 frames/level) by distance, ensures that the bees won’t fly back … Continue reading

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Novelties and the timeline

It’s my 7th season of beekeeping and it’s the first year I’ve been stung. Finally!!! I’m not going to lie, it hurt more than I remember, but I was clearly asking for it when I attempted to go about a … Continue reading

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Glad to bee back at it! :-)

I got good news!!!! But let me bring you up to date first 😊 The bee blog has been revived after a one year hiatus but the bees were around for all of 2018. We started that season with one … Continue reading

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2017 Update!

It’s bee’n rough. 2017 was the year of splits. No, no breakups, thank Goddess! Just trying to make as many splits from the one surviving hive (the Survivors located in the backyard) as possible. By splitting the hive, we create … Continue reading

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Summa Time!

Summer’s bee’n great so far and the bees have definitely needed that to recuperate! Here are the newest developments: Update 1: Unfortunately we lost a record amount of hives during winter 2016/17. I couldn’t believe it! Some of the strongest … Continue reading

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March Blossoms

Spring is here and the bees have been taking advantage of every sunny moment. I spent some time in the garden observing them. Not only did I get some amazing shots but I learned about some of their favorite travel … Continue reading

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Winter’s back or over???

Just a week ago, the bees seemed to be celebrating the end of winter. As I took this picture, I was thinking this might be the day I get stung as they buzzed around me in the warm sunshine. And … Continue reading

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Honey Recipes

Truth bee told… …I am not actually all that into honey. Yes, on occasion I like to dip my spoon into it and lick it off but this doesn’t happen often. I’m not like my dad who has an unwavering … Continue reading

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Wrapping the wee ones in warmth

Eeek, it’s cold out and tonight it will dip down to -5°C ! I worry about the little ones and have tried my best to keep them warm. We just took a quick peek inside and sure enough, they’ve generated … Continue reading

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