Dronings From A Queen Bee

Is This How It’s Going to Bee?

April 1, 2013 | Dronings From A Queen Bee

I’d just spent two full days at the Michigan bee show. Talking with other beekeepers, learning even more amazing stuff about this amazing insect, and spending waaaaay too much on t-shirts, lip balms and equipment I couldn’t live without... the event got me so buzzed. It only compounded my overwhelming Read more >

Bee Disease

February 28, 2013 | Dronings From A Queen Bee

By Charlotte Hubbard According to the news, the second weekend of January found most of the country with the flu. Hundreds of thousands of Americans were feeling crummy with aches, chills, coughs, fevers and more. Knock on wood, I didn’t suffer that weekend from the flu. I did however suffer Read more >

Honey and Honeys

January 31, 2013 | Dronings From A Queen Bee

  As another new year rushed in, I used the benchmark to update my “bucket list.” In reviewing what I want to do before kicking the bucket, I categorized some of the remaining items (see notes above). My fingers are crossed—again this year—that in perhaps just a few months I’ll be Read more >

Bigfoot is a Beekeeper

December 26, 2012 | Dronings From A Queen Bee

Remember, you read it here first. This summer I spent two blissful hours marking queens at my out-apiary, located in bee heaven, which is my Dad’s fruit and vegetable farm. You veteran beekeepers are probably thinking “Wow, how many hives does she have?  You can mark a lot of queens in two Read more >