Browsing All posts tagged under »beekeeping«

On Bees: Our First Ever Hive Split [Attempt]

March 9, 2015


Today has been good, in the best sense of the word. We participated in a seed and plant swap with a really cool group of people over in Clearwater at the Beacon Community Garden which is on the grounds of the Unitarian Universalist church off Nursery Rd. One of our favorite people ever, Jungle Jay, […]

She saw my eye and said, homesteading is not for the faint of heart.

October 15, 2012


Yesterday, post Fall Plant Festival at USF we were putting our purchases into the ground, and apparently we made a pass too close to the hive for their liking. One angry bee followed me over toward the car port and landed a whopper on my right eyebrow. It didn’t swell but a little at first, […]

I Never Imagined I Would Appreciate a Bee Sting or, Thank You For Sacrificing Your Life For An Actual Cause

October 8, 2012


Saturday night we traveled again to Sarasota to pick up our humming thrumming hive of honey bees. Because it has not been extracted this fall, the hive was very heavy and I opted to do the cheap thing and let the men do the heavy lifting. One of the men is even allergic to bees, […]