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Hiving the Bees

Just in case you need some inspiration at the beginning of the most active part of the beekeeping year…. I like the impression created here that swarming is part of beekeeping and not the disaster some beekeepers make of it. I also like the enticement she uses, no, not to attract Troy, but to attract … Continue reading

O Antiphons!

  Because of work load, the only Christmas-y thing I got to do was attend a carol service at a village church in the vicinity of work. In fact, it was a service sponsored by the employers who provided transportation to the church. It was exactly the right thing, to recall what Christmas is about, … Continue reading

deos tauri, mulieres in aranearum,in lupos hominum mutationem

A reference to Ovid’s Metamorphoses, the Roman poet’s history of the world. But the quote is not from that work, not originally Latin: gods into bulls, women into spiders, men into wolves. It is from Rushdie’s Satanic Verses, harking back to Ovid’s retelling of history through stories of transformation (bad Latin translation is down to me). What I am … Continue reading

It’s our turn for new roommates….

First the bees get new roommates when we combined hives way back in August, now we have. They’ve just moved in over the past month or so….. Although on the outside of this our dining room window, we still felt like this Garden spider was our roommate as we had front row seats to all … Continue reading

My Latin Notebook

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