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Bees in July and August

bees on frame-2Since my last post on bees I’ve learned that unfortunately I have no control over where my bees forage for food, or when a farmer or home gardener sprays insecticides harmful to bees and other insects.  Last year I lost a hive… literally over night. 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

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