Over the Rainbow This is just to inspire you. When I saw this picture, I wanted to run right outside and mess with bees. These gorgeous newly-painted hives belong to Rick Cheverton in Knoxville, Tennessee. Looks like fun, right? Now I’m really eager for spring!
Once upon a time, I thought the cost to start beekeeping was low. A few hundred dollars would get you a decent hive, basic equipment, and a package of bees. But all that has changed. In a recent conversation on Bee-L, people reported three-pound packages of bees with a mated queen averaging from about $130 […] Read more
When the weather turns warm, propolis can string into fragrant tendrils like fresh-from-the-oven mozzarella cheese. When cold, it can shatter like bone china, yielding knife-sharp shards. In especially hot seasons, it can run like water down the inside of hive walls before hardening into translucent droplets that glisten like gemstones. As fascinating as propolis is, […] Read more
The best thing about the dark months of winter is the truckload of seed catalogs that comes in the mail. I don’t know how it works, but if you order seeds from just one company, about 105 others will somehow obtain your mailing address. Someone must collect and sell this information because it happens like […] Read more