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Blog Profile / Linda's Bees


URL :http://beekeeperlinda.blogspot.com
Filed Under:Hobbies / Beekeeping
Posts on Regator:856
Posts / Week:2.4
Archived Since:May 21, 2008

Blog Post Archive

The Dead....... and the Living

At this time of year, all of us beekeepers are crossing our fingers that our bees make it through the winter. Today the icy wind is blowing and Atlanta will have temperatures in the 20s tonight. This occurs after several balmy days. Thus is winter in the south. Show More Summary

Warm Temps Equal Flying Bees

The temperature is milder today and the bees are flying.I have three live hives in my backyard which means I lost two over the winter. One was the tiny hive we moved from Jeff's yard that never really got off the ground. The other was the Sebastian hive which made good honey and were surprisingly strong. Show More Summary

Honey of a Dinner 2015

The table is set for the Honey of a Dinner 2015. The people coming to this dinner purchased it at auction in September 2014. There will be eight people in all including me and my helpers. I've got honey bee skep napkins that my daughter...Show More Summary

Soap-making, John Campbell Folk School Style

After a weekend at the Folk School taking a soap making class, I came home with all of this soap. It has to cure for a month. You remember how I like to find uses for the queen excluders I bought when I first started beekeeping? On two occasions in ten years, I have put them on a hive for overnight to solve a problem. Show More Summary

What Do Beekeepers Do in the Winter.....?

And your answer was make soap - right? That's what I am going to do this weekend. My sister and I are going to the John C Campbell Folk School to take a class in making lye soap. I love spending time with my sister and I love going to...Show More Summary

Blanketing the Bees

"Baby, it's cold outside...." Seems weird to see a hive in a blanket. After all, we are in Georgia. But tonight the temperature is going to drop so low that with the wind, it is supposed to feel like 0 degrees. BRRRR. I keep thinking of the child's finger game: Here is the beehive. Show More Summary

Learning to Bee

As the New Year starts, many people set goals for themselves - such as becoming a beekeeper. The ideal way to get started is to take a short course in beekeeping. These are offered all over the country in various cities and towns, usually by the local bee club. Show More Summary

Happy New Year and Hope it's a good Bee Year

I'm rather glad to see the beginning of a new year - while it does make me older and older, I am glad to shut the door on 2014. I had a hard beekeeping year in 2014. I had an injured leg for most of the year, falling on Christmas day, 2013, and in a cast for much of the summer. Show More Summary

The Winter Solstice - the Shortest Day of the Year

I try to post on this every year because I find it so phenomenal. In the dark depths of the beehive, I hope my bees are alive and making it through what has already been an unusually cold winter in Atlanta. On warmish days most of my hives are flying. Show More Summary

Fun and Facts about Wax

Last week I was the speaker at my local bee club meeting. I have given lots of talks and wanted to try something different so I talked about Fun and Facts about Wax! I covered a lot of facts about wax and then talked about melting it, employing it in making candles, lip balm, lotion, swarm lure, etc., and ended with enjoying it. Show More Summary

Intown Jewish Preschool

For several years now, I have gone at the Jewish holidays to talk to the children at the Intown Jewish Preschool about bees and honey. This year I took the observation hive that belongs to my local bee club. It lives at my friend, Gina's, house, so I picked it up the night before on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Moving Bees - Again

My daughter, Valerie, and beekeeping son-in-law, Jeff, have bought a house. Jeff had two hives of bees at the house they were renting and these bees had to move. Jeff's new house doesn't have a good space right now for bees, so we needed...Show More Summary

My Grandson's Science Project

My grandson, Dylan, wanted to do something with bees for his third grade science project. He likes that I melt wax on the sidewalk in front of my house all the time so he and I decided that he could do a project about wax melting.He decided to compare filter materials in the solar wax melter. Show More Summary

Crossword # 2 on Honey Harvest

This crossword is focused on Honey Harvest. Have fun and email me if you'd like to see a filled-out version to check your answers. To work this crossword on line, click here.

Honey of a Dinner

For the last few years, I have offered a Honey of a Dinner at our fall bee club auction. The promise is that the person who wins it can invite up to six people total to come to my house for a dinner in which honey is an ingredient in...Show More Summary

Seriously Behind in Posting

Many apologies to all who read this blog. I have fallen seriously behind in posting. I've been out of town a lot and have been playing catch up in my business, with my house, etc. I wanted to make this simple post to let you know I haven't forgotten you. Show More Summary

Laib Wax Room at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC

In the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, there is a room that is completely walled in beeswax. Done by Wolfgang Laib (you can see the installation here), the room is illuminated by a single light bulb.Here I am in the actual room. Show More Summary

Hornets from Hell

When I went to Rabun County to harvest honey at the beginning of August, I found a dead European hornet on the hive landing. I have since learned that the beekeepers in N. Georgia are having quite a time with the European hornet and the baldfaced hornet. Show More Summary

Harvesting Sourwood Honey in the Mountains

On Thursday and Friday, my four year old granddaughter and I went to the mountains to harvest whatever sourwood honey might be on the hives we have at Robin and Mary's farm in Rabun County. When we arrived, the first thing I saw was this dead European hornet on the landing board of the hive. Show More Summary

Bee Fun Crossword Puzzle by Linda T

Recently I created a crossword puzzle about bees, using an app on my iPad. I put it in the August edition of Spilling the Honey, the GBA Newsletter, but I thought I'd also put it up here for you all to try and enjoy. The easiest way to work it is online at this link. Show More Summary

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