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Archive for the 'Education' Category

January 1, 2012

Bee Spring Has Sprung, Is Springing, or Will Spring

Happy New Year! I haven’t written anything since last year. Maybe this year, you and I will get a better grip on this bee thing——maybe. hehe. Did you know that Bee Spring has sprung? Sure has, in South Florida.The bees are gearing up for the Orange Blossoms in February down in the Miami area. The […]

December 16, 2011


Just for your information, I have not been able to post this month because of family illnesses. I am somewhat better but, my mother-in-law was in the hospital for about a week and my wife, Bettie, flew out to West Texas to be with her. Now they are on their way driving here to Pensacola […]

November 2, 2011

Master Beekeeper College and the 91st Florida State Beekeepers Convention

Well, I was pleasantly surprised when my wife informed me that we could attend the college and FSBA Convention this October. I had already accepted that I could not attend this time. I was elated! I had already stopped studying and stopped gathering up my school work. Now I had to get in high gear […]

October 15, 2011

Mentoring Is An Art

Mentoring is teaching. Teaching is an art. Not everyone can be an artist. It takes a special person to teach. I am not a teacher, but I know some things that maybe you don’t. So I will let my fingers do the walking across this keyboard and see what comes up. Mentoring is like communication. […]

September 2, 2011

Ahhhhhh – Rain!

Rain keeps a beekeeper away from his bees. In some cases, that is bad. But in other cases, that gives him time to stop and recoup. It also gives the essence of life to the flowers so there will be some fall honey for the bees. Now is the time to read, plan, and do […]

August 11, 2011

Thinkin’ Out Loud – Again

Since my last post: I have lost my observation hive bees because they didn’t have a queen; had a bee inspection by the State Apiary Bee Inspector and passed; watched and encouraged my son, just returned to the States from Argentina, in replacing the intake manifold on my ’99 Grand Marquis and rejoicing when it […]

May 1, 2011

Observation Hive (Pt 2)

Well…just thought you might like to know, the observation hive of the last post surprised me. All the brood had hatched out and I just let the bees chill for a couple of days (more like a week and a half). I finally got around to deciding to call my beekeeper friend to see if […]

April 20, 2011

Observation Hive

Just in case you are new to this site, my back yard has been the deposit point for several observation hives in the area. I seem to be the only one able to keep the bees alive for any length of time. I did have three last year, but they finally died in November. Not […]

April 19, 2011

Enjoying Myself

Since my last post, I have had the privilege of talking 16 times to: 4 H groups at seven different schools, three different festivals, and 2 different garden clubs that spanned six weeks. I am getting ready to do some more promotion on bees at several more festivals in the near future. I just went […]

April 3, 2011

Engineers and Construction Workers

I answered a forum question with a short and sweet answer. I think that I might have been kinda insensitive and quick. The question was: Peaches, I transferred my bees to all new hive equipment. I put a new box on top of each the new colonies I am starting from the nucs I brought […]