honeybees

Bee tree update

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about a bee tree. I visited it yesterday and gave a full inspection. Here is a comparison of one frame, the front of it in May and its back in June: I was glad to see that the bees have filled in some of the edges…

The oddest year of beekeeping

Early blog posts were a place to share my craftiness, but with most of my craft supplies still boxed up from an ongoing remodel, I haven’t had much to share about crafts. However, I have expanded my beekeeping posts because this has been the busiest year I’ve had as a…

Moving the swarm

How did I move the swarm? I found that Mr. TellBlast and “G” of GAIN had photographs and found this shot. It was taken right before I moved the cluster of bees. Jason, my “phone a friend,” told me that I had between 2 and 12 hours to get the swarm.…

I didn’t even wear my shorts for ten minutes

The weather was very pleasant today, so I thought I’d take a walk through the neighborhood with my husband Mr. TellBlast. Work was not using my on-call, so I put on a pair of gym shorts and thought that we could catch up with each other for a few minutes.…

Spring has sprung!

I couldn’t be happier! My snowdrops opened a week and a half ago. This week my crocuses appeared. Today the temps are in the 50’s, and the bees are filling their pollen baskets. This bee tried to get inside an unopened crocus. Luckily, the rabbits haven’t eaten the flowers. Yet.…