Bees & Pollinators

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Bees & Produce

Bees & Produce

I saw this photo floating around the internet earlier today and was blown away by the idea, so I Googled it to find out the back story.  It's amazing how an image can sometimes have a greater impact than...well, anything else, isn't it?!As you know, bees and all of the challenges surrounding them right now are very close to my…
Bee Feedback

Bee Feedback

A couple of weeks ago, after I published my Empty Hive post, I posted links to it in a couple of different places in the hope that I would get some feedback and gain some insight from others experiences.  It worked!  I had several comments on my NM Beekeepers Association post on Facebook.  Here's a little of what I learned:Commenter…
Empty Hive

Empty Hive

Dead bees and excess honey.  That's what we found yesterday when we got into our hive.  Sadness and confusion abound. The cold nights and blustery days of spring led us to postpone getting into the bees.  We've wondered about them and checked them from afar. We watched orientation flights a couple of weeks ago.  We looked for an signs of…
Brie, Bees and Baguettes

Brie, Bees and Baguettes

I have found my new favorite snack!!! Brie, bees and baguettes!  OK, maybe not bees, but that delicious golden stuff they produce ;-)While in Milwaukee over last weekend visiting my very best friend, we stopped in this little restaurant and had some apps and wine.  The app was so good, we went out the next day and bought all the…
Sweet Golden Honey

Sweet Golden Honey

Bees amaze me.  Absolutely.When we checked on our bees in the spring, we were able to see that they had officially made it through the winter and were healthy.  They had the same queen that they came to us with (marked with a little dot on her back and still sporting her little clipped wing) and were busy bringing home…
Sweet Corn & Honey Bees

Sweet Corn & Honey Bees

While on my morning stroll through the garden a couple of days ago, I noticed that our small patch of sweet corn in the front yard was completely covered in bees.  I spent a long time admiring the beautiful dance the bees were doing among the flowers and leaves and found myself very inspired by (and grateful for) the simple/magical/beautiful/so-very-important…
Bee Update

Bee Update

Well, after a super warm winter and their relocation to the back yard, we finally got into our bees yesterday.  While they have adapted nicely to their new spot and have looked healthy from afar, it was honestly way passed time for us to get into the actual hive.  So, Tool Lady took a personal day off of work and…