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
[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