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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

The experiment begins

There isn’t just one way of housing bees. The most common method is the Langstroth hive with frames each containing a beeswax sheet printed with a hexagonal pattern. The bees use … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

The BIG bumblebee

In the earlier parts of spring you’ll find enormous bumblebees out foraging for nectar and pollen. Did your enthusiasm for the lack of snow somehow cause spring hallucinations of thumb … Continue reading

May 21, 2014 · 4 Comments

Aren’t you glad you’re not a bee?

Take a moment to appreciate being human and all of the freedom and benefits that your humanity entails. For all of the idyllic imagery and fanciful notions associated with bees … Continue reading

December 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

n+1 opinions

There’s an inside joke amongst beekeepers that if you ask n number of beekeepers  about some aspect of beekeeping you will get n+1 different opinions in response. Each beekeeper has their … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

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