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Category Archives: Bee Philosophy

Overwintering loss: 7 hives & 1 father

Loss is inevitable. The hives we work will one day be empty; the people we love will one day expire; the sun that warms us will one day consume the … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bumpy roads make for a fun ride

The process sounds simple (harvest, extract, bottle and label) and yet somehow it got complicated and the distance between point A and point B went through point Q (with a stopover in … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Wasps give honeybees a bad reputation

Honeybees are awesome enviro-helpers and wasps are intolerant d*cks. It is therefore surprising to find that bees and wasps are thought of interchangeably in the minds of the general public. … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

6 reasons to join a beekeeping association:

You don’t have to be a beekeeper to join a beekeeping association. Confused and befuddled you ask the question “why would a non-beekeeper want to join a beekeeping group?” Here … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Healthy, hype or magic?

More than a dozen people this past month have approached me and espoused the health benefits of honey, bee pollen and/or royal jelly. There is a passion with which people … Continue reading

April 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Meaning, madness or meditation?

There is so much more to beekeeping than providing the bees with a box and inspecting them periodically. There are also the social and philosophical elements of beekeeping. A local … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

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