Category Archives: Beekeeping

Cyber Monday at Silver Spring Farm

It’s Cyber Monday at Silver Spring Farm’s Etsy shop called LEESBEESNJ – Use the checkout code SILVERSPRING and get 10% off your order!  Code is only good today, Monday November 26th and tomorrow, November 27th.  Bee happy! Advertisements

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Feeding Time.

September is a month of great change in Sussex County, and also in the beehives.  The autumnal equinox served as a signal to the queen to change her egg laying habits in preparation for a generation of healthy winter bees.  … Continue reading

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The Birds.

Swallows are beautiful to watch. They fly and play and live out their lives in pairs, male and female, careening and swooping and soaring side by side.  Swallows are dancers in an aerial ballet that George Ballanchine would envy – … Continue reading

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They Drive By Night.

They Drive by Night was a lesser-known Humphry Bogart film about two guys who own a trucking business, and drive all night trying to make their deliveries, get paid, and keep their trucking business. We don’t drive trucks by night – … Continue reading

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Sticky Season.

Last weekend heralded the start of “Sticky Season” at my house.  It’s that wonderful time when pretty much every horizontal surface (and many of the vertical ones, too) are sticky with… honey. Oozy, goozy, golden droplets and dribbles of honey.  … Continue reading

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Building the Electric Fence. Bears Beware.

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Friends. The Best Kind of Riches.

Bill and I went up to the farm on Sunday. Our mission: build an electric fence. Except neither of us, prior to Sunday, had even the slightest clue of how to do that. The sum total of my knowledge (being … Continue reading

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Things I Do In My Spare Time.

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! 😉     😉     😉     😉     My sister and I were brought up in one of those Scottish-American households where there was  no such thing as “idle hands.”  We were, for a time, four generations under one roof.  The elder two generations were Old … Continue reading

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Words from Emily Dickinson.

Emily Dickinson is one of my favorite American poets.  I share her love of nature, and have always found delight in the way she broke her subjects down into their most simple and pure forms. Plus, she penned some great lines about bees! From … Continue reading

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Bend From the Knee.

This past Saturday Bill and I started clearing out the debris from the site of my fabulous future bee yard.  My original plan was to construct a yard that was 50 feet wide and 30 feet deep, but we scaled that … Continue reading

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