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2012 Gift Guide: A Book of Bees : And How to Keep Them by Sue Hubbell

A Book of Bees : And How to Keep Them by Sue Hubbell Yesterday I highlighted one of Sue Hubbell’s other books, A Country Year: Living the Questions, where she writes about her time living in the Ozarks and raising bees as a profession. While A Country Year was meant as entertaining reading, this book […]

Photo: Bees Up Close

It took some time to make peace with honey bees. I grew up with yards that were more clover than grass, so summer days often involved accidentally stepping on bees in the yard while we played. Along with that we had nasty mud dauber wasps that seem to sting you for no other reason than […]

Video: Activity of local wild bee hive

Watch in full screen to see the bees at bottom of sign. Lots of activity today at my local wild bee hive that lives in a sign post next to a busy section of Van Nuys Blvd in Los Angeles, CA. Not sure exactly what is happening. Bees seemed more agressive and agitated than usual. […]

Building a Native Bee Box

My friend, Keri, has created an excellent “Bee Box” for her garden. Read the entire article at her site. “I’ve been wanting to do this for over a year, build a nesting box for native bees and other insects. My friend Doug Welch from A Gardener’s Notebook had sent me various plans and ideas. I […]

Bees are swarming and being captured all over Los Angeles (with video)

A recent blog post at the BackWards Beekeeping site included some photos and this video about capturing a recent swarm. Read “Your Bee Rescue Hotline at Work” Read more on this topic: Freebies = Free Bees! Event: Urban Beekeeping 101 – June 5, 2010 Video: Rain in Los Angeles I Like This – February 25, […]