Events in July 2019
Hive inspections & maintenance | Monitor for varroa | swarm prevention
Stings to date
Swarms to date
Give me yummy local honey!
Tales from the hive
Last evening, while working in the bee yard, I did something foolish—actually a series of foolish things—that provoked a bee attack that resulted in 18 stings to my knees, butt and thighs. And holy mother on toast and jam, did it ever hurt—like snorting‑a‑gob‑of‑wasabi‑up‑your‑nose type of hurt (for the record, I’ve never done this, but I assume that it would produce a similarly intense burn).
Big week here at Serendipi-bee.ca, folks. As many of you know already, we completed our first extraction of the year and our little buzzies blessed us with a generous bounty. To celebrate their hard work, we are making Serendipibee honey available to people in the...
So it’s mid-July and the first major honey flow is starting to dry up. For about 4 weeks—from June 16 until now—our honeybees were bringing in ridiculous amounts of nectar. Just oodles and oodles. We could barely keep up. To add some context, Lauchie put a weight...