Category Archives: Bugs & Bees

ON SWARMS AND SUMMERTIME DREAMS

The dandelions have arrived, hundreds of them gathering for their annual reunion in my upper yard. They are glorious this time of year, tossing about their manes of gold so bright they fairly shimmer in the spring sunshine. I am … Continue reading

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Ant Bee

I should not be having any reason to fuss or fret about my bee hive at this time of year. This is the time that my only task ought to be sending prayers to the bee gods that my beloved … Continue reading

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HOUSE, BEES, PONDS, AND ME

The sun sank in a rose-colored ball this evening, across the sky from a full rainbow woven over a sea-foam of clouds. As I was finishing my nightly walk-about around our summer-sleepy yard, our first sacred Datura flower opened up … Continue reading

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MORPH 2: THE REST OF THE STORY

Our last post ended with me leaving the newly combined Rose Hive Tower to “sort things out.” I stepped out of the bee yard, stripping off gloves, veil, bee jacket, and heavy shoes as I made my way to the … Continue reading

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MORPHING: PART 1

The weather has been glorious here at MillHaven this past week. Some heat, some clouds, some booming thunder, and some blessed rain. A little bit of everything, and all of it good. Things are changing in the garden quickly at … Continue reading

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SPRING SYMPHONY

It started with the peeper frogs. Theirs was the first song of spring I heard this year. Many people complain about the “noise” of the peepers, and I am sorry for them, that they are not able to allow this … Continue reading

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BEE-GONE

When I came home from the hospital in early November, the first thing I did after put my bags down was to run outside to see my bees. Mazel dashed out ahead of me and barked at the two neighbor … Continue reading

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