What can you do to help bees?

Members of PSBA educating on bees at the West Seattle Sustainability Fest, June 5, 2010.Yesterday I spent the afternoon at the West Seattle Sustainability Festival, in the Puget Sound Beekeepers booth. Our club was there selling our club’s honey and educating...

Hive Update June 2010

You may have noticed in my twitter feed that my latest check of my 4 hives has yielded some sad news- 2 hives dead, 1 has a laying worker. The remaining hive is well, but is the one I started fresh from a package of bees. (the Marine Drive hive). So, none of the hives...

Pics from Summer 2009

Here’s some great pics by Dan Cole: Ada Cole and I visiting the Admiral Hive.View more of the pictures at Dan’s site- here Pointing at the queen!My Favorite shot:

Another season under my beekeeping belt…

Not many blog entries this year, but attempted “tweeting” as a way of recording my hive activities and passing along other tidbits of info on beekeeping. (See tweet feed on right side of this screen). Feel free to follow me if you are on twitter,...

New Season of bees

I again have 4 hives this year, didn’t have any survive last winter…which is my #1 goal this coming year. I left plenty of honey for their winter food but I dont think there were enough bees to cluster and stay warm enough to make it through the long...

I’m a lazy beekeeper

well, not really, I am behind on my chores though. Primarily due to not having enough equipment put together to manage 4 hives.I scheduled the extractor rental for the last weekend in october. I need to go by my hives this weekend and pull off honey supers..which...