Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Or are they screaming at mother nature for pulling the wool over their eyes...? http://amplify.com/u/bw4z4
Discover where $10 can take you... Pure Michigan Travel: http://bit.ly/gPW0Ja http://amplify.com/u/bw4u4
Wish our governor would see the error of his ways in taking away the tax incentives that would bring so much more opportunity for work. http://detnews.com/article/20110322/ENT02/103220305/Ready-for-your-long-shot http://amplify.com/u/bw4pi

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Don't forget to tell your friends how much they mean to you, for one day they may no longer be with us... Rest in Peace, Richie... Selfishly I wish you would answer your phone one more time, saying "Big Dick's Half Way Inn..." http://amplify.com/u/bv1ft

Thursday, February 17, 2011

There snow beesness, like show beesness...

I woke to a wet dream this morning, merely due to this warm front that moved in and started to melt all the snow. It's 9:00 am and already 50 degrees this morning, with the sunshine on my face I'm excited to see spring right around the corner. As the water continues to accumulate in the valley of my sidewalk, I must tread the water and remove as much as I can to make it safe for the kids passing by after school this afternoon. In doing so I was distracted by a few of my honeybees that had stopped to gather water from the early thaw. I was so overjoyed to get the first glimpse of possible survivors of last summers swarm season, I quickly finished clearing the walk and headed out back to check out the hives.

It looks as if 3 of the 12 hives in this apiary have survived the harsh Michigan winter. I'm thankful, as that is better than some of the winters in recent years. I was so excited I had to run in the house and grab my Canon Rebel in order to document this wondrous occasion and get some photos of the bees in the snow before it melts.

Enjoy some of these photos:


Friday, December 17, 2010

Started this article in 2005

More beekeepers need to migrate themselves away from, and their bees off of man made foundation that have been sized incorrectly.

in reference to: Natural Cell Honeybees - a knol by Kevin Tuttle (view on Google Sidewiki)