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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. […]

Honeybee Update

photographs and text by Sharon Kitchens A few photographs from the super quick hive check. What you are seeing: Honeybees can eat through their food stores (honey!) by early March if not sooner and will starve if not fed.  That’s where candyboards come in – a sugar syrup that is made into a fondant and sits […]

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!

End Of Summer Hive Inspection

photographs and text by Sharon Kitchens My wonderful bee mentor Deborah, without whom I’d be lost as a new beekeeper, invited one of Maine’s own “Swarm Team” Keith Kettelhut over for the last inspection before tucking the hives in for winter. I’ll have him back in the spring** for another inspection when Deborah and I […]

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