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bumblebees

We’ve had an incredibly wet spring, even for us here in the Pacific NorthWet, where things tend to sprout moss and algae in the blink of an eye.  Sunday we had rain falling at half an inch an hour, for about three hours.  That’s a lot of water.  More than my garden needs, thank you.  [...]

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Of Bumblebees and Lilies

by Lisa Linderman on June 1, 2009

in bees,bumblebees,photos

I’ve had hardy water lilies in a pot for several years now. They moved with me from the old house. Each year they send up lots of pretty green lily pads, and nothing else. This year, they signaled their approval of the new house by giving me a bright, beautiful water lily blossom! That weird [...]

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Disappointed

by Lisa Linderman on May 28, 2009

in bees,bumblebees,honeybees

Got a call last night from Will Dart, saying he had a nice swarm to bring me today. Got it arranged, and he dropped the swarm off in my hive around 9:30am. Had them all settled, and he left. By the time I got home at 1pm, things looked a little wonky…very few bees hanging [...]

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