Bring out your dead!

We’ve had quite a long stretch of cold weather for Colorado.  Going into the last stretch of sub-zero weather, I wasn’t sure that the bees would make it.  Once again as Diana has to keep reminding me, I worry too much.  Finally, the chinook winds have kicked in and we’ve Read more…

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Dead bees after a cold snapl

Bees and death

One of the worst things for me about keeping bees is killing them or watching them die.  The first bee I killed was just after I started my hive when I wanted to be sure I wasn’t allergic to bee venom.  Miles McGaughey told me how to catch a bee Read more…

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Don’s New Year’s Resolutions

Traditionally, it’s that time of year where we set down our goals for the coming 12 months, so here’s my list: Get healthy.  Right now, I’m fighting a bad cold, so the first order of business is to recover from that.  But in general, I’ve let my limited exercise regimen Read more…

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Year End, New Beginning

As 2013 closes out, I was thinking about my first year of beekeeping – the good, the bad and the ugly.  It’s been an exciting year and, as of this writing, my bees are still alive.  How well they are doing remains to be seen. The Good Getting ready. Preparing Read more…

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