beekeeping

Why I was as busy as a bee

I hadn’t blogged for a while because I was working working working on two special projects that I’d like to share with you. The first was for an awards program that showcases all the cool, green living, sustainability work that occurs in our state. Look at the slideshow here and be…

juliecache queen bee

Working the bees

I have three hives currently, and I might soon have a fourth. Two hives are across the yard from each other. I’ve been hauling my wheelbarrow to the different sites, which is very helpful. With the deadout hives (hives that didn’t survive the winter), I have drawn comb available, both empty and filled, and the…

My new look of beekeeping

  Today was Bee Day! I installed three packages of bees, three pounds each. I have no hives in my backyard now, which means that I’m van-farming this season. It’s a lot like car-schooling, but without kids — I never know what I’ll need, so I over-pack.

Community garden and beehive update

I have not used all of the space in my garden plot, but that is my goal. I always intended to add basil, but could not find the varieties I wanted in a large enough quantity. I decided to root my own by cutting the basil plants that are at…

The Power of Women

On Friday, I spoke to a group of women from across the state about keeping honeybees. The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is a powerful group of women. Some of them have maintained friendships for decades and across many miles because of their membership. That is power. Historically, many important…