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Robert Lunsford
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As a small time hobby beekeeper, I have resisted the urge to let me apiary grow to more than five or six hives. Well, it seems the fates have decided otherwise this year. I went into the winter with six hives and lost two. A thirty percent loss is not what ...
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Why do I do this to myself every year?
Hello bee keeping friends. I hope the rapidly approaching spring finds you better prepared than I am. Another story!! Yay!  Cast your minds back a few posts ago when I was suddenly and violently relocated. Not only was I relocated, I was moved to another di...
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Wintering the hives
 Well, for those of you who have followed my somewhat intermittent blog, you know I recently moved north about 260 miles. I went from nice flat warm to very hilly and snow in the winter. I have never had to deal with snow before. Most of the places I lived ...
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The move or what not to do when work relocates you
  So I said I was going to talk about getting the hives ready for winter in this issue. I lied. Of course when i said that I did not anticipate work telling me to pack up and drag all my worldly good seven hours north. Don't get too upset, this is valuable ...
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Bring on the chill
Today's episode starts with a cool wind blowing across the hives in the apiary. Looks like it's finally cooling down here in Louisiana.  Unfortunately I have kind of gotten more in tune with the bees and the stories just are not as entertaining.  So as the ...
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My misadventures in bee keeping
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