Monthly Archives: June 2010

Moving Marjorie.

It had been some time since I looked in on Lili and Marjorie, and I’ll admit it’s because I was a little intimidated.┬áSince they shared one long box, working on either one of them meant having both colonies open simultaneously, … Continue reading

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Stolen bees.

Someone has been stealing bees in Nova Scotia near Amherst, about two hours drive from here. Nine hives since May. Makes me angry just thinking about it. Interestingly though, the stolen bees seem to be some kind of bumble bee, … Continue reading

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A visit with the Halifax Honey Bee Society.

Last Wednesday I went on my first outing with the Halifax Honey Bee Society. If you live in this city, and you’re interested in bees, you really should get in touch with this group. They have a hand full of … Continue reading

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Thirsty bees.

When I got home from work today, I could hear the buzz coming from my flower garden. So many bees! But they weren’t paying much attention to the flowers–the flowers aren’t even blooming in that section yet. They were drinking … Continue reading

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Swarm at the airport.

Looks like I missed a golden opportunity to catch a pretty big swarm at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. The swarm landed on the tarmac at gate 26 on Monday morning refused to take off. Derek Forest, the airport’s Wildlife … Continue reading

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From the Chronicle Herald:

Thought I’d pass this along. There isn’t a whole lot of news in the story, but it’s nice to see bee-positive articles in the media. http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/1187400.html

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Busy bees building new comb.

I was over to have a look at how Latifah was doing Saturday morning. Maybe that was a little too soon for a first inspection, but she’s set up across town and I don’t know if I’ll be able to … Continue reading

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