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A-Team Powers Through

April 19, 2012

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A Team Powers through a video by WithinSeason on Flickr. Many bee books and sites warn about working bees in the wind, but we didn’t have much choice on install day. Monday was the clearest day in the prediction, if windy. So we ran with it. Fortunately, A -Team is a champ! They were very […]

Happy Bee Day! Picking up the Nuc aka the Drive of Terror

April 15, 2012

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After much anticipation, the bees are finally here!  Nuc #1, aka the A-Team, arrived in the night on the back of a trailer along with 50 of their most-irritated friends. Nucs, if you’re new to this like we are, are live colonies.  They’re small (about 5 frames — a regular size hive-body will hold 8-10 […]

Now Entering District 12

April 11, 2012

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Like many people, I’ve just cottoned on to the greatness of The Hunger Games. It is a world where districts are dominated by their isolation from one another, where the only information that passes is what can be gleaned from the censored broadcasts of the games. This rolls two forms of oppression into one, combining […]