In advance of this week’s honey harvest, I inspected all of or our hives to see what each colony was up to. The Hot Tub Bees Background: It’s a good thing that these bees live in my yard, because they’d never make it as corporate bees. They suck at building. Earlier this spring I added [...]
I’m working at my friend’s clothing store this weekend, so today my lunch was paid for by the boss’s husband. Yay! It was another delicious panini sandwich. I’d brought coffee with me to get me through the morning crush and then just made tea from my emergency caffeine stash of tea bags that I always [...]
In my effort to stock my pantry with free foraged food, I went back over to Sue’s house today to help her harvest her honey. Last weekend we’d placed an escape board between the honeycomb and the brood nest of her main hive to keep the bees off the honey. Which turned out to be [...]
This made my father’s entire year. I’m quoted in this article from today’s Wall Street Journal: A Backyard Battleground to Save the Honeybee By ANNE MARIE CHAKER Catharine Reeves is doing her part to save the honeybee. The 49-year-old lawyer from Bethesda, Md., is a newly minted backyard beekeeper. She tends two hives and thousands [...]
Do I have really lazy bees? I’m always accidentally bringing bees into the house because a few bees have decide to use my head as public transportation to get around the yard. It brings new meaning to a beehive hairdo. Bees hate sweaters. No really. I thought this was a beekeeping urban myth until last [...]
Insomniac Games’ latest podcast/recruiting video just came out today starring our bees!
There was a lot of commotion over at the Speaker Bee hive today, so I went out to check on the rumpus. The bees were busy doing some spring cleaning, pulling the string that we’d used to tie the comb into the frames out the front door, and dumping it on the ground in front [...]