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What happens in a leaderless state?

This is what we were pondering a few weeks back (running about a couple of weeks behind with these posts). The good news is we seem to have come through the swarm season 2 for 4: 2 caught and rehomed, 2 that got away. The bad news appears to be that swarms have stopped because … Continue reading

‘Retained by the Nazis…because of his beekeeping skills’

Not a sentence you expect to see.  It certainly caught my attention in a book I recently read, War on the Margins:  An untold story of secret heroism in wartime Jersey, by Libby Cone.  I picked this up in Heffer’s bargain bin, a location in the bookstore I frequent often because it reminds me of … Continue reading

A Bee Inspector Called

I’d like to say that the above image (from Reusable Art.com) generally depicts the relationship between our bees and us (minus the honey pot, of course).  But it certainly was not the state of play after our bee inspector visit on Saturday!   In fact, the girls held the grudge well into Sunday with the result … Continue reading

Georgics Book IV, or since when are we running a spa?

BkIV:8-29 Location and Maintenance of the Apiary at liquidi fontes et stagna virentia musco adsint, et tenuis fugiens per gramina rivus, palmaque vestibulum aut ingens oleaster inumbret, ut, cum prima novi ducent examina reges vere suo, ludetque favis emissa iuventas, vicina invitet decedere ripa calori, obviaque hospitiis teneat frondentibus arbos. in medium, seu stabit iners, … Continue reading

Georgics Book IV: SWARM! (an update)

As you can see from the caption, not my swarm.  But, I so liked the ingenious-ness (sp? word?) of the approach that I had to take time out from my own swarm issues so that you can enjoy it as well.  This swarm comes courtesy of one of our bee guides who also happens to … Continue reading

Georgics Book IV: SWARM!

Georgics BkIV:67-102 The Fighting Swarms ergo ubi ver nactae sudum camposque patentes, erumpunt portis, concurritur; arthere in alto fit sonitus; magnum mixae glomerantur in orbem, praecipitesque cadunt; non densior aere grando, nec de concussa tantum pluit ilice glandis.  From P. Vergili Maronis, Georgicon Liber IV, T.E. Page editor, MacMillan 1909 (pdf copy from http://www.textkit.com/learn/ID/163/author_id/80/) So, … Continue reading

Georgics Book IV Virgil as Beekeeper

“Protinus aerii mellis caelestia dona exsequar.  Hanc etiam, Maecenas, aspice partem. admiranda tibit levium spectacular rerum, magnanimosque duces, totiusque ordine gentis mores, et studia, et populous, et proelia dicam. in tenui labor; at tenuis non Gloria, si quem numina laeva sinunt, auditque vocatus Apollo.” From P. Vergili Maronis, Georgicon Liber IV, T.E. Page editor, MacMillan … Continue reading

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