Moving of hives

This past weekend my beekeeping mentor moved his hives to his new residence…but not without assistance, which I truly owed him due to all his help to me. However, since I was recouping from recent surgery, the only assistance I […]

Cool link little film and information on ccd and the state of our bees. check it out.

lotsa bee stuff

been so busy I haven’t had time to post.The four hives are going well…the admiral hive lost its queen but then the hive created a new one. Last week’s check indicated the queen is laying, so it is back on […]

Update and pictures

I now have 4 hives, two in the same location as last year (queen ann) and two in west seattle- different properties.Last sunday was decently warm so I checked all 4 hives…saw eggs and brood in all four, and got […]

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Busy weekend

I’ve been getting ramped up for this season of beekeeping. I finally inspected my two hives from last year. Neither made it thru the winter, appeared as if the bees didnt survive the cold as there was no evidence of […]

Orchard Mason Bees

A new adventure in bees.In researching what it requires for my condo bldg to have a certified backyard habitat, I got to thinking about orchard mason bees. I thought it would be cool to install some in our backyard area, […]

On organic honey | By Umbra Fisk | Grist | Ask Umbra | 05 Mar 2008

On organic honey By Umbra Fisk Grist Ask Umbra 05 Mar 2008 I have wondered about this for a while, and while this article doesnt necessarily answer the question all that well (in my opinion), it raises some questions you […] U.S. U.S. interesting article about diseased bats. mentions bees and colony collapse disorder

Bee Fun facts

From this month’s edition of the puget sound beekeeping club’s newsletter: Honey Bee Fun Facts• Honeybees are the only bees that die after they sting.• Honey speeds the healing process and combats infections.• Honey never spoils.• It would take about […]


  • Awesome beekeeping video by @vshonista
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  • I thought these (ordered long ago) screened boards were bottom boards. Finally figured out my mistake. Can you guess what they are?
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