Author Archives: FarmhouseNest

Bees in Progress

The weather was perfect on Sunday to do a full bee hive inspection, so I gathered my equipment and donned my bee suit and off I went.  Brian came along to snap some photos and lend support as I’m still … Continue reading

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Laying in the Grass

Brian returned from his business trip to Holland on Friday night and despite having been up almost 24 hours, he was up bright and early on Saturday to do his chores.  I’m so glad he’s home! We went for our … Continue reading

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Bee Hive Inspection

After mustering my courage, and with the weather cooperating nicely (84° and wind 4mph), I decided today was the day to do a full bee hive inspection.  I wanted to replace their sugar syrup and check for brood, pollen and … Continue reading

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Around the Farm

The electricians finally made it out last Thursday to move the generator.  I’ve never heard two men whine so much in my life.  They stood around for at least ten minutes complaining about moving a 400 pound generator from the … Continue reading

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4Ocean

Have you heard of the 4Ocean movement?  It’s pretty awesome.  They hire local people to remove trash from coastlines before it has a chance to go into the ocean, and they have full-time captains and crews cleaning our oceans and … Continue reading

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Some Like it Hot

Some like it hot . . . not me.  I prefer temperatures in the 70s and low 80s going into summer.  Here where I live it’s been in the mid to high 90s for over a week.  I just realized … Continue reading

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Queen Bee Check

Today is Day 3 after hiving my bees and it was time to check to see if the queen had been released.  To my great relief (after an almost sleepless night) she had been and the bees were very busy … Continue reading

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Random Foto Friday

Welcome to Random Foto Friday where I share some of my favorite moments from around the farm this week.  It was an exciting week as I received my first ever package of bees which I installed on Tuesday.  Upon checking … Continue reading

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The Scent of Lilacs

I don’t think there’s any other scent that takes me back to my childhood like lilac does.  I remember playing in my neighborhood and at my grandma’s house where the scent of lilac filled the air.  I am and always … Continue reading

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My Bees Have Arrived!

It’s an exciting day on the farm as I picked up and hived my first ever package of bees!  Moving methodically and with care, it was a surprisingly easy task.  All those sleepless nights were for naught.  If you’ve taken … Continue reading

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