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Bee Update

photographs and text by Sharon Kitchens I am happy to report all four of my bee hives made it through the winter. Here are a few pics from a quick inspection we did this past weekend. I will continue to feed them a sugar/water mixture until the dandelions appear – so probably another 7 -10 days. […]

Backyard Bugs

photographs by Justin Gove

Bees

photographs by Justin Gove Just introduced 10,000 new friends to our backyard:

Huffington Post: Meet 92-Year-Old Beekeeper Stan Brown

photograph and text by Sharon Kitchens My second piece for the Huffington Post can be read here. Find out about Maine’s oldest registered beekeeper Stan Brown. Check it out!

Fifth Hive Inspection

photographs and text by Sharon Kitchens Here’s what my bee mentor Deborah and I found this time… Queen cups found at the bottom of one frame Festooning (bees hanging onto each other in chains is called) Drone brood. Drones are male honey bees, they are larger than worker bees (so much so they can be mistaken […]

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