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First Hive Inspection 2021

I get a package every year to stay in tune with my students. This year, I installed a 3 pound package on a chilly, windy day. It came with a queen that was placed with the package for 48 hours, meaning that I could direct release her (as opposed to…

2020 is a wrap (whew!)

i’m looking at the end of 2020 and i experienced the good, the bad, and the ugly. in reverse order, i’ll review the negative first (for beekeeping and personal). the ugly. bees: the coronovirus left my vendor without a farmers market stand. my purchased bees did not contribute to honey…

Paring down

I’ve written about balance before (see posts from 11/2019, 1/2019, and 12/2018 as well as 12/2015 – managing my time and energy has been an ongoing challenge, perhaps since birth). In trying to carve out time to build and rebuild personal relationships (my last high school reunion really showed me…