Category Archives: Winter

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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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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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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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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Questions & Answers

Thanks for coming! Let me beeegin with Oprah to get ya in the mood 🙂 1)  Does anyone have bees as pets and what satisfaction can come from it? Pet owner: my mom Satisfaction (her answer): “They can be trained to sniff out bombs … Continue reading

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Back in beesness! Update, Update!

Scoop #1: Bees are out and about after a rough winter. The ones who survived are going strong and many hives are stocked with honey, pollen and brood. It’s looking good. Check it out:             Scoop … Continue reading

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