Category Archives: Treatment-Free Beekeeping

Bee-centered beekeeping: When a hive grows slowly

Bee-centered beekeeping takes a different approach than conventional beekeeping. The aim is to do things the way the bees themselves would do them. One of my top bar hives was going strong all spring and then a few weeks ago, … 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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Bees in your pants? It could be worse!

Bees in your pants? Trust me, it’s not that bad! Last spring a friend gave me a swarm she collected from her wild bee hive. It was nearly nightfall when the bees arrived and I know better than to try … Continue reading

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Hot Bee Gloves: A Cautionary Tale

Recently I was on a swarm call and found the bees clustered in a small arbor vitae tree, within reach but hanging on the trunk rather than on a branch. This kind of tree is just a bristle bush of … Continue reading

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