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August 12, 2016

Everyone knows that bees are busy. Many know that their hives work like a well-oiled machine. But did you know that a bee’s life is basically organized chaos?

Take this video for example. Slowed down to ¼ the speed, these foragers aren’t as graceful a...

June 7, 2016

Of course bees live in bee hives. When a managed Langstroth hive is abandoned by its bee inhabitants however, it becomes a nice home for a few other animals.

An abandoned bee hive is a wonderful home for mice. This is particularly true in the winterti...

March 15, 2016

My very first Langstroth hive did not make it through the winter. It’s always a gamble going into the New England winter. Especially when you only have one hive…you either end up with 100% success or 100% loss (beekeepers often report their winter su...

September 1, 2015

If you asked 12 year-old me if I liked honey, the answer would have been a hard no. If you asked a more open-minded 20 year-old me the same question, the answer still would have been no. If you asked me that same question today, the answer would be a...

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