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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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Give a Song of Increase gift for the holidays

If you’ve been wondering what to get your bee-loving friends, how about a Song of Increase gift? Paypal today and I’ll sign it and get it in the mail to you same day. Tell me who to dedicate it to and I’ll … 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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