Monthly Archives: January 2013

top bar hive

The hive box was delivered today this shows the opening for the bees, which I have to make smaller until the bees are fully settled in thru the window you can see the false back, this being the location for … Continue reading

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pear honey

may never be the locavore I’d like to be, but try. 2012, despite the very dry weather, the local pears were totally awesome and my neighbor (who owns the trees) was generous with sharing.  After canning several jars, took the juice … Continue reading

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buzzing along

have two concerns about the upcoming bee experiment, the biggest being is do we have enough pollen and nectar sources for them locally?  right now we are getting some rain which is a HUGE blessing here in the high desert.  … Continue reading

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the latest buzzzzzz

after ordering the bees and the hive, the darling hubs advised he didn’t want the hive near the house, wanted to keep adequate room between him and they!  So immediately that knocked out my two prime locations . . . … Continue reading

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bzzzzzzzzzzz

Just ordered 3 lbs of bees and a new 18 top bar hive.  bees coming from texas and the hive is local made.  Pretty small, but will be easy for me to manage.  If all works out, will add another … Continue reading

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