Dronings From A Queen Bee

Playing with My Bees

July 31, 2013 | Dronings From A Queen Bee

By Charlotte Hubbard I was on my way to the apiary, minding my own business, when local law enforcement pulled up beside me. “What are you doing?” asked the handsome young deputy, identified as Hagen. Honesty is always the best policy, so I truthfully explained that I was just going to go play with Read more >

Pants Are Overrated

June 28, 2013 | Dronings From A Queen Bee

By Charlotte Hubbard I’m on a swarm list, and crave calls from people hoping I’ll take away the stinging insects swaying under their picnic table, or from their kids’ swing set. Most beekeepers love to capture swarms, but the timing can be tricky. You have to be ready to drop everything and go after Read more >

Splits

May 30, 2013 | Dronings From A Queen Bee

By Charlotte Hubbard Until a month ago, high school cheerleading was about the last time I did splits, and high school was—well—a woman isn’t supposed to reveal her true age. When I was in high school though, dirt had just recently been invented, and the devil was still designing the Varroa mite. But Read more >

Hive Colors, and Bears

April 30, 2013 | Dronings From A Queen Bee

By Charlotte Hubbard Recently, as I put paint on my hands, jeans, shoes, dog and oh, occasionally a hive body, I thought of a question new-bees often ask, which is:  “How do you decide what color to paint your hives?” After I answer that question for them, a second one will quickly follow:  “But Read more >