Category Archives: Organic Beekeeping

Spirit Bee yellow jacket tips to protect your bees

With the arrival of early spring, here are some Spirit Bee yellow jacket tips to protect your bees. At the end of winter I’m ready for bee season to begin. I’ve got two “do now” tasks: cleaning bait hives and equipment … Continue reading

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Winter means making difficult bee decisions

Each winter is different, but many times winter means making difficult bee decisions. In a normal year the first frost would have laid its silver tips on the fields six weeks ago, but this fall has been wetter and warmer than … Continue reading

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SpiritBee: Our farm in the fall

Today it drizzled off and on all day. I put on my raincoat and trundled up into the bee yard. Inside the open-walled bee gazebo, I busied myself putting boxes away, sweeping dead bees out the door and listening to the … Continue reading

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Buzzing bees visit studio for taste of honey

Buzzing bees are one of my favorite sounds in the world. Last week Joseph and I were driving back to the farm from Portland. A gorgeous day. All I wanted to do when we got home was get out in … Continue reading

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