A Tale of Swarming Bees | #Beekeeping #Honeybees #Bees

A Tale of Swarming Bees | #Beekeeping #Honeybees #Bees I have seen the result of a bee swarm before, but I had never had the pleasure of actually witnessing the swarm itself. About three weeks ago my daughter and I were headed home after an early morning dance practice. As we drove up the hill Emma gasped, “What the heck is that?!”. At first I thought it was a cloud of mosquitos or something, but then we got closer. I walked to the … [Read more...]

Installing Bees in a Top Bar Hive | #Beekeeping

Installing Bees in a Top Bar Hive | #Beekeeping My husband and I have had many conversations over the past year or so about the decline of the bee population. A lot of people don’t realize just how serious this situation could be. Bees pollinate 80 percent of our flowering crops. Things like apples, broccoli, strawberries, nuts, asparagus, blueberries and cucumbers. We are talking about 1/3 of everything we eat. Losing honey bees could also … [Read more...]