Group ‘Hug’!

Group ‘Hug’!

  Any aspect of farming you undertake always begins with some form of education. Often, it is through books or websites. Sometimes you have a mentor, family member or neighbor who are on hand to help out. I love having all of these in my…

A Silver Lining

A Silver Lining

Although I am still in the early stages, I am truly enjoying our decision to raise bees.  As with most subjects, I am finding out that the more I do, the more I have to learn.  And some lessons hurt.  We started out with two…

Gardening with Bees

Gardening with Bees

    Gardening with bees is, well, just the bees’ knees! As I am sure you can tell by now, I love having bees. The research is fascinating. I love working them, observing them, and I love their honey! In part, I also love the…

The Joys and Panics of Beekeeping

The Joys and Panics of Beekeeping

  There are days when I don’t know whether to be overjoyed or scared stiff about raising bees. On one hand, that first taste of honey from my own hives sent me over the moon with joy. Then I read about Varroa mites and Colony…

Propolis

Propolis

  As a grand idea, it is becoming more and more obvious that keeping bees is a great concept. I love how they are self-sufficient. I love that they don’t take up much space. I love the fact that they need very little attention. There…

A Grand Idea…

A Grand Idea…

I often have some grand ideas for the farm. They range from grandiose to simple, but to me, each and every one are ‘great’! That is, until I really sit down and think about the cost, the work involved, the space they will take up…

Bomb Bees

Bomb Bees

As a diligent beekeeper, I check my hives at least once a day. Granted, some of those checks are just a quick drive-by. As much as I would love to just sit down there at the hives and study the activity, I do have other…

Get Ready!

Get Ready!

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