Author Archives: Nannabee

December Flowers

¡Ay, caramba! Time buzzes! I can’t believe it’s already December! Today I did some of my own research on bee loving flowers, particularly at this time of year when food sources are scarce. I’ve decided to take inventory on existing … Continue reading

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Season 2016 update and a Queenless hive

Quick Summary Honey harvest: A solid total of 57kg of pure liquid gold. Not as impressive as last year’s 89kg but this year’s season started too soon and ended too soon. It was too dry and by the time the … Continue reading

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Sugar Shake Test

Bee inspection time! We want to sell a few nucs so we called up the bee inspector to take a peek and run a sugar shake test to check for mites. So here’s my first time watching the shake get … Continue reading

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A two queen “problem”

So the other day we made an interesting discovery which in the 16 years of beekeeping we have never seen before. As we began running a routine checkup of one of our nucs, we noticed several unusual things right away. … Continue reading

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Honey!

The first harvest of the year is bottled up and oh so sweet. A whooping 23kg! We’re anticipating a second harvest very soon.

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Spring Cleaning!

2016…entering my 4th season of beekeeping and have yet to experience what it feels like to be stung. I have been stung but it was so long ago, before I started beekeeping, that I really can’t remember the pain or … Continue reading

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Honey 2015!

Cheers to the best honey season of all years!!! We made a total of 89 kg this summer! And we’re keeping it all to ourselves!!! haha, (sorry). You might not be surprised at all. Summer 2015 was dry, hot and … Continue reading

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We sold two nucs!

It’s only June and it’s bee’n a beesy summer! The summer has started early this year with consistent sunshine and little rain. And the honey has just bee’n flowing in like no other year. But before we get to the … Continue reading

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Insulation

February has never been this fabulous. I think I may have gotten a tan today. Assuming the winter is over, I took a quick peek to assess their winter survival. Upon last year’s “harsh” winter (it dropped to -6 several … Continue reading

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A Unique look into Beedom

Have you ever tasted pollen? Not just the dusty stuff that you find on flowers but “bee bread,” the pollen that bees have collected and delicately mixed into a crumb with honey secretions. We tried it for the first time … Continue reading

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