Backpacking Rampart & Rachel Lakes
I spent last weekend solo backpacking Rampart and Rachel Lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness east of Snoqualmie Pass. Here’s my trip report from WTA.org. Complete photo set at Flickr! Rampart Lakes At 5100 feet, Rampart Lakes, though a beautiful overnight … Continue reading Backpacking Rampart & Rachel Lakes
I think I caught some 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?
I guess I’m a runner…
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…
Hiking Lake Ann & Esmeralda Basin
For my first visit to the Teanaway region, my friend Owen and I hiked to Lake Ann via Esmeralda Basis, and wow, I may have just found one of my new favorite areas to hike in Washington. Everything about this … Continue reading Hiking Lake Ann & Esmeralda Basin
Fresh honeycomb is beautiful
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
Blackberry honey flow is on!
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!
Annette Lake Hike
Owen and Sean brave the icy waters of Lake Annette Lake Annette crew. It’s good to have adventurous friends! Complete photo set on Flicrk Continue reading Annette Lake Hike
Just a little annual family reunion in the desert. Photos up at https://flickr.com/photos/44124321914@N01/sets/72157652043592110 Continue reading Prosperity 2015
Expanding the hives!
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!