…As thousands of pairs of gossamer wings beat the air, I could smell the little sisters in that way that hungry way a mother smells her new baby. I felt settled in my skin again… Continue reading The Rightness of Bees
I have been up to my armpits in dirt. 8 yards of it to be exact. You might think that … Continue reading Getting the Dirt on Dirt
This is the view I long for come March. It has always been this way – I make it … Continue reading March Madness
Now is the time to get a head start on growing veggies and perennials by starting seeds indoors. I have … Continue reading February is About Seeds!
My hives – both of them – died before winter even hit. The ‘Lazy B’ hive died because it was … Continue reading Bye – Bye, Bees
I get asked a lot of questions. In fact, I feel guilty for monopolizing discussions at parties because I am … Continue reading Q& A With the Beek – Part 1
We have a new hive at our house, a lovely windowed top bar that Neil built.
Neil, hive builder extraordinare!
It found a home against the fence and near a small apple tree in our yard. (IMPORTANT NOTE: The house that shares the fence is not occupied – technically this hive should be several yards way from fence lines, but the homeowner doesn’t care. Make sure to talk to your neighbors before installing hives in urban farming areas!) Even though our year old hive (called Amanda) is also in the process of expansion, there is something about new bees getting established in a shiny new hive.
Continue reading Orientation