The Porch

Growing up in a beach neighborhood, all the cottages and houses had porches. The place to gather as a family or with neighbors – the “social media” of the day! Most of the houses were built before the 1920’s and had gas heat and lights, no electricity, and no...

And the Survey Says

Towards the end of March, the questions start showing up. The USDA seems to be the first, wanting to know how many hives I’ve lost by April 1st for the first quarter. Strange, it’s still March and I’ve gotten a letter and 2 phone calls. Whatever!  Then the Bee...

November 2021 Events

Join Us at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, November 30th, for our Annual Meeting with Guest Speaker Michael Lund! Building Beehives – Tuesday, November 30th, 7:30pm Where: Fellowship Hall of Norfield Congregational Church on Norfield Road, in Weston, CT.  Doors will open at 7...

Numbers Mite-Bee Overwhelming

Years ago, I did some research into varroa mites for the Wannabees which is a group for young beekeepers in the Back Yard Beekeeper’s Association. In doing so I came across a statistic that mites can multiply 12 times in twelve weeks. So, if you start with 12 mites...