What is not good for the swarm is not good for the bee

[quote align=”right” width =”400px”]Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, 121-180 CE
from Meditations, VI, 54[/quote]


    • Lyn,

      I assume you mean the Feedburner subscription? That should not have been affected by the theme change. I just checked it from here and I didn’t see a problem–it went right to it. I’ll try to find out if others are having that problem.

    • Thanks, Jim, but I’m confused. It couldn’t be on the Feedburner e-mail because that hasn’t gone out yet today. (It goes out between 5 and 7 pm Pacific Time.) So exactly what are you clicking on? Is it a RSS feed? Or something else? Is it in your e-mail? I won’t be able to fix it unless I know where the problem is. More info would be greatly appreciated!

  • Rusty –
    Your post
    ” What is not good for the swarm is not good for the bee.
    Posted: 19 Jan 2013 10:24 PM PST”
    links to the following page where only the quote appears.
    If this is all that should appear, then all is well, else something is amiss – perhaps this is what folks are having trouble with?


    • Marja,

      I think you solved it. It’s a new post format called “quote” and that’s all it is—just a quote. This is the first time I tried it, so I didn’t know it would be confusing.

      Thanks for your help.

  • This quote reminds me of my greatest problem….trying to stop the hives from swarming! When we first started keeping bees they usually didn’t swarm until July or August, but the last few years they tend to swarm in April or May. When they swarm this early we don’t get much honey to sell at the markets. I have read some methods to keep them from swarming…most involve finding and containing the Queen…which i must admit i have no talent at. That lady is so hard to find sometimes!….any thoughts on the subject of finding “her highness” or stopping early swarming?

    • Coco,

      It means that an individual bee cannot survive without its colony. So whatever harms the swarm (or colony) will harm the individual bee.

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