Category Archives: Bees

A Different Kind of Harvest Party

Fall is not only the time to harvest potatoes and pumpkins, but also your Mason Bee cocoons. You gave them a nice place to nest and provided them with plenty of forage, now you want to make sure the next … Continue reading

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Bee Conference

We just got back from the first ever Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference on the west coast. It was held in Forest Grove near Portland, and featured a speaker list that reads like a who’s who of the alternative beekeeping world: … Continue reading

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Farm Flyer

In preparation for next weekend’s tour I put together a little informational flyer on our “operation”.

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Release the Bees

Spring and warmer temperatures have finally come around again – time to release the mason bees to perform their pollination magic. In preparation for that, we organized a mason bee house building party for some neighbors that were interested in … Continue reading

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Sadly, not one of our beehives survived the winter. In a couple of cases we were not surprised – the hives were already weak going into winter and their chances for survival were slim. But we had not anticipated that … Continue reading

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