Category Archives: Relocating Bees

Bee swarm season is nearly here

Every spring I am swarm-betrothed. I am deeply moved by everything a swarm does. I’m touched by knowing the hive is filling up with drone eggs weeks before the nursery ‘s seams swell with the baby-maidens. I feel like the … Continue reading

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7 Years In a Bee Tree

In late November seven years ago, a distant neighbor cut down an alder tree that was hanging over his driveway. Unbeknownst to him, that tree was a bee tree – home to a feral honeybee hive. The top of 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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Spirit Bee April Events: Stories, Poems & Swarms

Spirit Bee April Events kick off Spring 2016 at Friendly Haven Rise Farm. We’re all abuzz with the change of season and these events just around the corner.   Spirit Bee April Events Sign up today! An Afternoon of Bee … Continue reading

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