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Wyoming Apiary Map

The Wyoming Department of Agriculture has a new Wyoming Apiary Map. That’s quite a change. And a good one. In the past, the Bee Laws were an informal means of maintaining a ‘good old commercial boys beekeeper’s club’. The apiary records were such an embarrassing mess, that the regulators often asked about the need for […]

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It’s Spring

It’s April 1st and like most April 1st’s, my spirit soars as the winter doldrums pass and are replaced with the promise of new abundance. That winter malaise, so often the result of a lack of vitamin D and a boring winter diet will soon give way to nature’s best. And it should be a […]

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Anticipation!

It happens every year. And now it’s that time again. A month ago, I got a tinge of intellectual pessimism. And it was especially strong this year. My hives were in terrible shape when I last saw them October 25. In fact, I’d nseen them in worse shape. They were struggling with complicated viral infections. […]

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Hang On Pardner, It’s Gonna Buck.

Here’s Today’s Hazardous Weather Outlook. It includes a freeze warning for tonight. Some hot, windy weather. And then a taste of snow for Sunday and Labor Day: HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY 500 AM MDT THU SEP 2 2010 …-CASPER MOUNTAIN-…NATRONA COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-… THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN AND […]

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Still Trucking

Flood Water It’s summer again in Wyoming. And just in time, as the winter runoff and the last spring storm has the North Platte River running at maximum without flooding. Queens Introducing queens is a risky business. Seems most beekeepers have their own methods. And methods often completely contradict each other. I’d like to see […]

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