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AHPA Convention 2019 in Arizona

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Alex and I have been living the beekeeper’s working vacation in Phoenix at the AHPA meeting. This is the January moment when the American Honey Producers Association holds a conference somewhere warm. Alex got a gold star for wearing a bee shirt at the conference today! This is the fiftieth celebration for the organization. There […]

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2019 Bee Life Begins!

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We are excited to adventure into 2019! It is going to be an exciting year for certain. All aspects of our activities seem to be going through some changes that seem to be for the better . . . hopefully we feel the same at the end of the year! One of the happy events […]

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All Aboard! Off for Sunny California

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We are making the leap into the world of migratory beekeeping this winter.  On Wednesday we loaded up the girls to spend the winter in northern California to prepare them for the almond pollination that arrives in February.  They should arrive at their destination today, and then they will be able to fly in temperatures […]

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Ladies Load the Ladies!

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Last week some of the bees got pulled from several yards. Here are Andria and Wynne proud of loading them up and strapping them down! Nice work! Peaceful Bees Loaded Up! And we are still feeding awfully hard. It’s incredible how much support they need after being shut inside for weeks earlier than usual. Temps […]

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Warm Syrup and Happier Bees!

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We finished the latest round on the bee circuit last Friday. That did involve getting the truck stuck at one location at the bottom of a long hill, but fortunately the landowner was near at hand with his tracked skid steer from our friends at Caterpillar. That was a very short term holdup, and I […]