If you've watched many period films, or read history, you'll know that sometimes the monarchy gets overthrown. That's true in a bee hive as well. When a queen is failing or nearing the end of her life, the hive will … [Read more...] about The Queens are Amused
One of the things you’ll notice about The BeeKeeper, if you spend much time with him, is that he relishes the feeling of a good day’s work. As a result, he seeks opportunities to put his hands to projects that create … [Read more...] about Busier than His Bees
[I found this in last year's files and decided to add it to the site. Pretend it's August as you read.] Today the BeeKeeper asked me for a “honey do” unique to beekeeping in Texas: Picking stickers, or grass-burrs, off … [Read more...] about You Know You’re Married to a Texas BeeKeeper When . . .
When the BeeKeeper gets up on a sunny morning he first has a cup of coffee on the porch, dons his bee suit, and takes a pleasant walk out to the hives. Then he lifts the lid of each hive, says hello, pulls a frame heavy … [Read more...] about A Little Help for Our Friends
Whew! It's already May! April is known around here as "Crazy Busy Bee Season," as differentiated from just "Bee Season," which is most of the year with the exception of late October through Winter Solstice. Basically … [Read more...] about Crazy Beezy Love