Category Archives: Bees

Tough, tough bees

Are they ours????????????? They could be. I really didn’t think that they would survive the winter. With last year’s early spring, they started flying in March and then couldn’t fly much in April because of the cold weather. They nearly … Continue reading

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Food Meadows

First there were food forests which I have written about. Then there were the food savannas of Mark Shepard. I think that there are also food meadows.  Yes, meadows are part of food savannas and of the edge of food forests but I’m going … Continue reading

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To Bee or Not to Bee,

that is always the question in the spring with beekeeping.  Will the bees make it through the winter?  Cold is not usually the problem but starvation, moisture, and disease are. Last fall our bees benefited from  all the goldenrod and New England aster … Continue reading

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Whole lotta hummin’ goin’ on

The fall garden cleanup continues and today was a beautiful clear day for it.  Grass clippings from one last cutting to give the voles less nesting material were added to the fall compost pile which is made up mostly of … Continue reading

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STOP THIEF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For the past four years, we’ve celebrated Thanksgiving here with Joyce’s mother and brothers and sisters and nephews. It’s the one time of the year when we all get together. We get to enjoy the fall colour, poke around in … Continue reading

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A Taste of Honey

It has been three weeks since we checked inside the hive. The bees have been very busy with lots of pollen being taken to the hive. There’s a lot for them to forage on right now – goldenrod, sunflowers, broccoli, … Continue reading

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Getting ready to swarm?????

This was yesterday when the temperature was in the mid 30s and the Humidex was 47ºC.  What were they up to?  Were they being driven outside by what must have been an even hotter temperature inside?  Were they preparing to … Continue reading

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