Bees & Pollinators

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What’s All That Buzzing About??? – Part Two

What’s All That Buzzing About??? – Part Two

We have battled getting the video of our bee experience uploaded onto this blog for most of the afternoon. We finally broke down and decided to create a youtube account in order to better facilitate the uploading of videos!  So...here's our very first video!  Warning...it involves lots of buzzing bees!!! Top Bar Hive - Introducing our bees to Their New…
What’s All That Buzzing About???

What’s All That Buzzing About???

Our bees have finally arrived!!!  We are so super excited!!!The funny thing about the weekend is, I've been practicing leaving my phone in the bedroom so I can have some "unplugged" time...no calls or texts or randomness to worry about.  So, I did that this morning.  Then at about 11:20, while putting away laundry, I checked my phone (don't ask…
The bad, the ugly and the upside…

The bad, the ugly and the upside…

Sometimes, when I write a blog, I want to only show the good, beautiful, happiness that is happening with the yard or the chickens.  Don't ask me why, maybe it's just in my nature.  However, it's not the whole truth and I know that I enjoy reading of other urban homesteading struggles because those who share their struggles are telling…

Proposed Bee Ordinance

Today I found out that one of our City Counselors is proposing this new bee ordinance that would require bee keepers to register their apiaries, get inspections and keep their hives 75 feet away from property lines (unless there are walls or fences at least 6 feet high to separate them) as well as a few other minor details. He…
Bee prepared

Bee prepared

Our bee supplies arrived!!!YAY!!!  I am so excited! Now we (and the hive we built...and by "we" I really mean Tool Lady with my assistance) play the Waiting Game in anticipation of our bees arrival!  Their expected ship date is May 10th.