Did you know that...

  • ...about 90 U.S. crops depend on bees for pollination?
  • ...many hives are trucked from region to region for pollination purposes?
  • ...honeybee health is threatened by, among other things, mites?

Saturday, June 14, 2008

I'm Back...

Well, you can obviously see that I've been otherwise occupied for awhile!

For the past month or so, I've been heavily involved in:
  • Watching my bees shiver - thanks to global warming!
  • Expanding my blogging universe
If you get a hankerin', come on over and visit me at www.BoardmanCountry.com, where everyone's entitled to MY opinion. It's probably where I'll be spending most of my time for awhile.

Signing off,

Bees Keeper

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


As you can see now, I've placed on the left side bar two different ways that you can subscribe to my content feed. In other words, you can automatically be notified when BeesCause is updated or has new content.

I think this is a nice feature for folks who are interested in what I'm presenting because you don't have to be checking the site until you get the "feed."

Also, if you're not aware of it, you can get a FREE feed reader at www.Google.com called: Google Reader.

This allows you to subscribe to any feed you like (and there are lots of them!). It's really just a website that you go to in order to read feeds to which you've subscribed. Saves time by bringing updates right to you, instead of you having to go check for them. Cool!

Signing off,

Bees Keeper

Bee Video

Here I'm going to run a little test to see if you are able to effectively use this link to see a neat video about the first hive inspection of the spring.

Hopefully, this will just work by clicking on it. Check out the following:

Spring Inspection

Once the video begins, you can right click on the small image and select ZOOM for screen size options. Happy viewing!

Signing off,

Bees Keeper

Monday, May 5, 2008


Originally uploaded by magda rees
Up close and personal!

Any time I can get my hands on one of these nice-sized swarms, I'm happy.

Free bees. Freebie!

Have a good evening.

Signing off,

Bees Keeper


bee swarm
Originally uploaded by truan
These gals obviously picked a nice warm day to pull up stakes and head for parts unknown.

Really, the most fascinating part of a honeybee swarm is the part just before this stage. Bees literally FILL the air as they wait for the queen to land somewhere. Then they all cluster like this to wait while their scouts find a new place for them to live.

Signing off,

Bees Keeper


Originally uploaded by Bumblebee
First, last month's "Poll" question was, "How long has Bees Keeper been keeping bees?" Answer: I'll never tell.

With that out of the way, it's May. Typically, May and June are considered "swarming season" for bees and beekeepers. So, just in case you should encounter something similar-looking to this, you'll know that some nearby honeybees are perpetuating the species.

Whatever, you do, don't panic! If you're seeing a swarm of honeybees, you are seeing them at their MOST docile moment. They just LOOK intimidating!

Just send me an email and I'll come get them!

Signing off,

Bees Keeper

Thursday, May 1, 2008


Honeybee Nest Removal - 06
Originally uploaded by Max xx
Looking out from the inside of the window...a closeup view of wild bees at work.

Signing off,

Bees Keeper