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Quote of the day

It’s late. I’m tired of reading and writing. But I just came across this succinct little statement on another bee blog and it made me smile. Seriously. We all need to smile, right? “The queen cups are basically spare queen cells in case a queen needs to be laid right away.”

Book review | Hives in the City: Keeping Honey Bees Alive in an Urban World

by Alison Gillespie (Croydon Hill 2014) This entertaining book is not about beekeeping but about beekeepers—and a strange group they are. Gillespie, an environmental journalist, shadowed urban beekeepers through several eastern cities as they tended hives on rooftops and balconies, in vacant lots and forgotten alleys. Whether her cross section is typical is impossible to […] Read more