February 25, 2014

New Bee Hill

July 25, 2013
Happy bee coming home with pollen.

Happy bee coming home with pollen.

June 30, 2013

Glorious shades of pollen and glistening nectar.

May 7, 2013
Hidden there in that Rock Rose bush is my most recent swarm.

Hidden there in that Rock Rose bush is my most recent swarm.

March 18, 2013

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October 22, 2012
pretty sure I’ve finally finalized a design for the tops of the jars

pretty sure I’ve finally finalized a design for the tops of the jars

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May 25, 2012

Adding a new hive; Chloe.  This swarm was found about a mile off from Bee Hill (as the human and equine walk).  I didn’t notice any pre-swarming behavior from Tova or Sunset, so I’m pretty that this is a new colony.  It’s been really rewarding working with local swarms… especially given how they seem largely to come to me.

April 19, 2012

Bees in flight

April 15, 2012

My first swarm Tova (on left) has a new neighbor!  This second swarm is likely a split from Tova, but I can’t be sure.  Sunset was found clustered in a stand of oaks a few hundred feet away.  Within a few hours a new super was set up and the bees gently transferred.  The branches and bramble (pic 2) help the bees understand they’re in a new location… and thus encourages a navigational map creating flight on their initial departure.

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November 25, 2011

Scouting about the hilltops looking for the perfect new base for our bees