Hallelujah, We Have Bees!!!

MB: Wow! The last two days have been a jumble of excitement and nervousness. Even though I obsessively watched videos and read my books and websites over and over, I was still afraid I would do something wrong, like forget what to do in the middle of putting the bees in the hive. It felt... Continue Reading →

Getting Ready!

MB: Before I give you an update, I thought this picture of almost-blossoming quince buds would cheer you up. Spring really is here, it's just been a little hard to believe. Ray made a slatted bottom board and a hive stand. So now the hive really is ready for its new residents. I just finished... Continue Reading →

What We Forgot

Things in Bee World have been a little quiet. We’ve had other distractions — birthday parties, out-of-town relatives coming to visit, and, the biggest distraction of all, working to pay the bills. But here’s what’s happened in the last few days. The lower deep hive body — the brood chamber, and the upper deep hive... Continue Reading →

First Things First

The bees need a home. They arrive on Block Island around April 10th and they’ll need a place to live. There’s a lot more to this than you might imagine. Not that it’s not doable, but whooee. The brush needs to be cleared from the area where the hive will go, but that will have... Continue Reading →

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