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We are so inspired by those who are so devoted to our ecosystem and love exploring new ways to reduce our carbon footprint. Do you have a photograph or tip of your green lifestyle you’d like to share? We’d love to see it and…
Lovely to see you today, do you have all your safety equipment? Good, let’s head into the construction zone. Please keep your fingers inside the magic bus. These are recommendations that I have not had time to write a complete post about, and/or things that friends…Learn More
Q: How do you have ice on the boat, I thought you lived like a savage? A: I like to think of it as glamping. In between fending off pirates and drowning in the pluff mud* we have to maintain a certain level of…Learn More
Probably the most frequent question we receive. In this new series, we will brave the digital frontier. We suffer so you don’t have to™ is our motto and our mantra. This is Part I of the series. The Nikon Coolpix p900 is an all in…Learn More
Kevin, thank you for your wonderful website! I have just ordered 5 packages of bees I will pick up in the spring from a beekeeping operation in my state. I am working with another local beekeeper who keeps 15 hives on my farm because…Learn More
Cook gizzard, heart and neck with ghee in a skillet till brown*. Add in chicken stock (and maybe a little reduced vermouth) and cook for 30 minutes or until at least half the stock is gone. Reserve stock and chop the browned organs and…
I am new to beekeeping. A local bee guy set me up with bees and a queen in a Langstroth box at the beginning of May. The bees are very active and 7 of the 10 frames are loaded with eggs and larva as…Learn More
Not much celebrated in the western world after the mid 20th century because Soviet Russia aka USSR used it for military parades. Remember those photographs of missiles and tanks rumbling down Main Street Moscow? That was the May Day Parade. The Novelist and Poet…Learn More
It is heart-wrenching to lose a hive. The silence of your backyard when the bees are gone makes you want to cry. But you can also look at it as an opportunity for a fresh start. If you are just getting started it is…Learn More
Q: What do you do when working the hives to minimize stings? Anything you recommend for bee stings if someone has a minor reaction but nothing life-threatening? What do you do when you get stung? In reality, the answers are all related. A: Don’t mind…Learn More