Today I got to harvest my first jar of honey! The Sweet Jaimes have really packed on a lot of honey in the past two weeks with the blackberry honey flow. One of the frames of honey was super over-built … Continue reading First Jar of Sweet Jaime Honey!
The last of the blackberry flowers are fading, and I didn’t see many bees visiting the berry patch on my run by them today. I guess that means the blackberry honey flow is almost over. The Jaimes really took advantage … Continue reading Honey and zombees!
Stumbling-around bees is definitely not a good sign. 😓 Caught them in a jar and now wait to see if they hatch zombie flies. Ug. And I thought varroa mites were gross. Entering my data on https://www.zombeewatch.org At least I … Continue reading I think I caught some ZomBees
So last night was a hot night in Seattle, and around 10:15 PM (just after it got dark) I noticed three bees had flown into my bedroom though my open balcony doors and were buzzing around the light. Being a … Continue reading ZomBees…? Seriously?
So apparently today was National Running Day; who knew? Not I, though that does explain why there were so many more people than usual on the Howe Street Stairs today. At no point in my life would I ever have … Continue reading I guess I’m a runner…
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Day 33 in the life of two honey bee hives. It’s been a bit over a month since the hives were started from scratch, and that means we have had new bees being hatched for about a week. It’s amazing … Continue reading Fresh honeycomb is beautiful
It’s only mid-May, but the blackberries are blooming, a whole month early, like every other flowering thing in our area. All of my walks and runs around the neighborhood have become bee-scouting adventures, and I like discovering where they may … Continue reading Blackberry honey flow is on!
The girls are bringing home the pollen! They’ve really drawn out a lot of honeycomb in just two days! Some cells are filled with nectar. Oblio checking out the bees while Julia relocates the feeder to the … Continue reading Expanding the hives!
It started innocently enough about a month ago with the birds, who I am always feeding and luring into my ultra-urban little back yard on Capitol Hill in Seattle. I wanted to get more cherries in my apathetic cherry trees … Continue reading How 20 Mason Bees turned into 20,000 Honey Bees practically overnight!