Do you think there is a better way to live more gently on this planet we call Earth? Do you cringe when your neighbor sprays pesticides all over their yard, Are you the gal or guy with dirt between your toes? Do you raise chickens for eggs and meat? Well if this all resonates with […]
Swarming is a natural inclination of bees that beekeepers can utilize to make apiary increases by assembling splits & nucs in the spring and early summer.
My husband the Viking in my life got to enjoy the most magical moment in the life of a Bee Keeper I was at work so I missed it but thankfully he filmed it for all of us to enjoy and it’s in this blog post! I hope you enjoy it as much as I […]
I am an herb enthusiast this has only been fueled by my friendships in our local gardening club where many folks are like-minded on this topic! This is one of my absolute favorite herbs and is not only absolutely beautiful in dishes but also a favorite of our friend the honeybee.
Yes many people can learn how to become a bee keeper but it’s a lot of hard work and you have to pick up new skills one of which is spying the queen in your hive. So come and look at the pictures…can you spy the queen?
Last year we purchased a nuc beehive, that is a five-frame mini hive of bees. We purchased it a little late…the first week of June, but then the stress of getting established that a new hive goes through was further complicated by the most severe drought Oklahoma has experienced in my lifetime. Long story short, […]