Waiting and wondering

Last weekend was fairly mild, so I decided to take advantage of the nice weather to open up the hive and check on the girls.  From the outside, I’ve been watching them bring in pollen and everything was looking hunky-dory.  But even with a window on the side of the Read more…

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…


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…