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Dee’s Bees

Hello Darlings!

My dear friend Denise, is a beekeeper. And right here we are going to document the process of keeping bees from beginning to end. I find this endlessly fascinating, and I bet you will, too.

8 Comments so far ↓

  1. Wesley Carter says:

    I am looking forward to the explanation of cooking and baby ingredients.

  2. Dee of Dee's Bees says:

    Glad you asked!
    Cooking oil: a pool poured under the hive’s screened bottom. Mites and hooded beetles fall in, and can’t get out!
    Baby powder: a little on your hands smells good while you are tending. Their little feet don’t stick to ya.
    Cinnamon: ants hate it.

  3. Dee of Dee's Bees says:

    I bought myself a pair of BeeNoculars this year. And I love them. OptiVisor Binocular Magnifier at– really brings out my EYES.

  4. Dee of Dee's Bees says:

    Slobby lab Catherine, sweet, but into EVERYTHING, has been stung nearly every day. Older, Wiser Roadie, has been there, done that, got his Tee Shirt. He know to sit on the other side of the property when Mommy goes Bee Tending.

  5. Dee of Dee's Bees says:

    Dogs and Bees:
    Epi-pen for dog- from your vet. fifty dollars.
    Cold cider vineagar compress- ne dollar.
    Trying to get your dog to come, or sit after they’ve been stung- priceless.

  6. Dee says:

    A request: might seem stupid. Consider refraining from mowing your clover for a few weeks. The girls are licking up the city’s wealth of this bi- annual evergreen this spring, and if you can stand it, it will soon go to seed for 2014. Tell your neighbors your lawn is tall because ” we are saving the planet, darnit!” thanks from the Adair Apiarist.

  7. Denise says:

    Silly slobby lab Catherine chased a… we’ll call it a “chipmunk”, under the hive stand, and tipped it sideways! Unsure if the Queen escaped or stayed put. Will need to suit up soon and take a look-see

  8. Patti says:

    Uh Oh! Poor Catherine! xoxo, P

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