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EPIC!

Yes, I did intend the caps, as I am referring to the acronym for a gubernatorial campaign run by Upton Sinclair in 1934,  End Poverty in California. The emblem for the campaign was the bee, as pictured above, because, according to Sinclair, “she not only works hard but has means to defend herself.” Sinclair is … Continue reading

I have heard of bees in trees, but tree bees?

Allow me to introduce you to Bombus hypnorum, the tree bee: Apparently, introductions are required in the UK, for even though this is a bumblebee common to Europe, it has only just recently made its way to the UK (first observed in 2001). It has moved as far west as Iceland in 2008. It has been receiving some attention … Continue reading

Spoiled Honey Made Good

No, not by adding tomatoes! But the tomatoes and the quote reflect a bit of an Italian cooking mania that has gripped me recently. And, reading books on Italian cooking has invariably led to some of the earliest known cook books, especially in Latin a some time theme of this blog. And, a popular ingredient … Continue reading

Well, we’ve gone over them with the nit comb…

No, we have started keeping monkeys (although certain people around here resemble them).  It’s that time of year again.  Ah, I love the smell of APiguard when I go to the water butts in the morning.  Of course, we finished our treatment for mites (of the bees, not us) in September, but we are still finding … Continue reading

Swarming Bees? Bring it!

Our Christmas Nuc Umido vere melior fetus, sicco mel copiosius; quod si defecit aliquas alvos cibus, impetum in proxas faciunt rapinae proposito. at illae contra derigunt aciem et, si custos adsit, alterutra pars, quae sibi favere sensit, non adpetit eum. ex aliis quoque saepe dimicant causis duasque acies contrarias duosque imperatores instruunt, maxime rixa in … Continue reading

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