Friday Cat Blogging

September 16, 2016 in Bees, Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends

So, I’ve been thinking about running for president…

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We will totally vote for you!

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Wait, was that hive full of angry bees?

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We’re in too!

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That’s like ten pounds of hen of the woods mushrooms.

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Well, actually, mushrooms are known for being informed voters.

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Wait, who’s the frog voting for?

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More Bee Antics

May 3, 2014 in About Kelly, Bees, Neil Gaiman

Post Hiving Addition of Pollen Patties

Lola and Laura, a vision in white?

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Laura’s first time in a bee suit IMG_3843

Lola thinks she should help

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Kelly getting ready to open the hive

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Pollen patty

 

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Placing the pollen patty

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For some reason there were still a LOT of bees in the box here—shook them into the hive

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Laura heading for the woods hives

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Laura placing a pollen patty—big step for someone as bee wary as she is

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Laura placing another patty

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Pollen patty in place

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Kelly placing a pollen patty

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Bee thinks we didn’t get its good side, requests retakes

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Failure in bee suit, discovered _after_ we were done

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Hiving Bees 2014

May 1, 2014 in About Kelly, Bees, Neil Gaiman

Bee Hiving at Castle Gaiman 2014 Edition:

Lola wants to help with the bees

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Bee Guys shot courtesy of Mary Edgeberg

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Bill and Hans prepping the bees

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Bill and Hans pulling the queen’s box out

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Bill has a queen bee in his pocket

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Shaking the bees into the hive 1

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Shaking the bees into the hive 2

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Shaking the bees into the hive 3

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Shaking the bees into the hive 4. Distance shot as I remember that I have neither hood nor gloves on at the moment when I get my ear bumped.

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Woods hives

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More bees ready to go

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Opening up a box of bees

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The last bee box

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Clearing out the losses of winter

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Feeding one of the two hives that made it through our Fimbulwinter

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