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Bees and February

Although we are in March, February was the wettest and coldest month recorded for many years. The styrofoam covers kept the beehives from getting soaked  when torrential rains lashed the island. With lots of moisture and cold in the atmosphere this was the first time I noticed condensation inside the hive. Continue reading

Bees and January

bees-2Looking back I never thought I would end up wanting to keep honey bees. After all, a desert island with an arid climate doesn’t  sound like the most suitable habitat. We’ve always had the dwarf honey bees nesting among our Bougainvillea and trees for many years and a fallen hive from a tree in the garden sparked my interest into the possibility of keeping bees. Continue reading

The Hive and World HoneyBee Day

The Hive at Kew Gardens-8209From a distance “The Hive” installation at Kew Gardens represents a swarm of bees. Step inside and the multi-sensory elements of the structure responds in real-time to vibrations and sounds from within a beehive. LED lights in “The Hive” light up and flicker as bees communicate with one another. Continue reading

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