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2013 Swarm Season is HERE!

This week marked consistently warm temperatures in Seattle (close to 70 degrees) after a long bout of cool rainy weather. For bees (and beekeepers)  this means swarm season! Swarming is a way for bees to propagate their species – by splitting one colony […]


2012 Seattle Bee Works Beekeeping Apprentice Program is the Buzz!

2012 Beekeeping Season is in full force and is happening with a few extra hands this year to keep the bees of Seattle Bee Works healthy and happy. In early Spring 2012, twelve apprentices were selected from a stack of applications to participate in the inaugural apprenticeship program offered […]


Beekeeping in 2011

Beekeeping in 2011 was an interesting endeavor for new and experienced beekeepers alike… For starters the bees “season” was delayed due to the cool weather. New packages of bees weren’t delivered until May (normally this would happen no later than […]


Honeybee hive check

Hive check


Assembling bee hive frames

Assembling hive frames

One of the endless jobs of a beekeeper is assembling hive equipment.


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]