Month: July 2012

Real BEE Man

Real BEE Man

Not to be out done by: bee beards bee bras cloth bee suits Here’s a real BEE man. In a real bee suit! I wonder, is mid-season a boring time for beekeepers? Or are we just nuts? What! Maybe both. 😉 But even in this […]

Urban Bees

Urban Bees

I found urban bees are healthier than farm bees. Until this year, my beekeeping was centered  in agricultural areas. This year I kept my bees near the city. And unlike my decades old experience with near city beekeeping, these bees are doing great. greater variety […]

Natural Bee Suit

Natural Bee Suit

Do natural beekeepers need a natural bee suit? Check out the details at An Amish Beekeeper. -bW

Yard Report – June Year 1

Yard Report – June Year 1

Now, these bees are truly Wyoming bees raised on nothing but small cell sized comb. All those California bees raised on  conventional foundation based comb have perished. PF-100 frames are readily accepted bees occupy 8 to 9 frames first drone comb drawn second deep hive […]

Yard Report – May Year 1

Yard Report – May Year 1

Five 3 lb bee packages were installed in single, conventional, 10 frame Langstroth hives. These were filled with plastic small cell frames and a division board feeder. This is the first step in establishing 3 story deep body hives with each box approximating a natural […]

Intro to Native Bees

Intro to Native Bees

Bee Basics is a free pdf resource on native pollinators. It’s put out by the United States Forest Service and the USDA Pollinator Partnership. I like the photos and the illustrations. A great book by Beatriz Mosset and Stephen Buchmann. Bee Basics – An Introduction […]