Category Archives: Beekeeping

Bees, Fairy Gardens, and More

Wow, this beautiful, beautiful spring weather…I love it! It is truly my favorite time of year. And as always, I remain busy. Read on… Catching a Bee Swarm…Or Not I don’t have a single photo of this adventure, but I … Continue reading

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I Wish I Had $600 to Spare Right Now

So my dad sent me some links (www.indiegogo.com/projects/open-source-beehives) to a start-up company that is crowd-sourcing funds right now for their top bar and warre-style beehives that can be easily assembled and put together. The beehive comes in a flat pack … Continue reading

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Fall Is Here!

Hello everyone! Did you miss me? I’m still recovering from our trip to California. It was a whirlwind of activity – first to Disneyland and then up north to participate in my eldest daughter’s wedding. Whew! I’m pooped out! We … Continue reading

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Keeping Bees – Attend a Free Class Tomorrow!

I just wanted to post a quick note for any Kansas City (and surrounding metro) people who are interested in starting into beekeeping. I will be teaching a Keeping Backyard Bees class tomorrow at the Blue Springs South Mid-Continent Public … Continue reading

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Epic Bee Swarm!!!!

A huge round of thanks to our daughter’s friend Anthony for noticing there was a bee swarm in progress AND to Cranky Puppy for pointing out that some of them had coalesced into a reachable group just a few yards … Continue reading

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Retirement…Yeah…NO

On Wednesday afternoon, after returning from a particularly grueling cleaning – five and a half hours (which I totally misquoted and was paid little for) – I let out the dogs for a chance at relief. The owner of the … Continue reading

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Diggin’ In…

What a beautiful weekend we are having! It started out chilly…high 30s and has steadily risen. It’s now 65 degrees and feels amazing. Go, Tiller, Go! We’ve had mixed luck with the tiller, but honestly, I’m as happy as a … Continue reading

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I Need a Legal Chicken…Know of Any?

We have had a busy day ’round here at the Deadly Nightshade. The morning was spent deconstructing fence panels so we can rebuild them to fit our unique space. They will serve to keep the dogs inside the back (and … Continue reading

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Ramping Up For Spring

Well…sort of. Nine Days to Go! Just a week from Wednesday and we sign on the house. I’m very excited. Each morning I wake up and find myself moving furniture in my mind – Writing desk in the library or … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars, Plenty of Classes Coming Up!

Wow, have I got a load of classes scheduled for the first half of 2013! Several of them are brand-new classes and I’m extremely excited to be teaching them.¬†Keeping Backyard Chickens and¬†Keeping Backyard Bees will be new for 2013 as … Continue reading

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