November 28, 2011
"All Alaskan" or "Made in Alaska" ?

As I peruse the craft bazaars, brimming with local artists who sell their wares, I am increasingly disheartened to witness the false advertising and labeling that occurs. Many people have jumped on the "buy local" and "Alaska Grown" bandwagon. Sadly, as many are (very successfully I might add) exploiting those good folks who attempt to […]

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March 15, 2011
Are You Ready?

I’ve gotten a number of calls the last week or two from folks asking if it’s too late to get bees this year. Although some package bee suppliers have stopped taking orders, there are several more that are still taking them. In fact, some lower 48 suppliers ship to Alaska clear into May! I personally […]

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April 22, 2010
Hiving Entertainment

Have you ever seen an observation hive? It’s a vertical hive with plexiglass walls. You can watch the workers bring in pollen and daintily scrape it off their hind legs into a cell, see the queen lay eggs, watch brood hatch out, all the things that you just don’t get to see in a regular […]

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April 20, 2010
Package Day

Once again, package day has come and gone. Although we got home with all the bees safe and sound, it was not without entertainment! As usual, I overextended myself, and stayed up all night long the night before. Unable to turn down those extra equipment orders, and wondering if the neighbors were bothered by the sound of the saws […]

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March 31, 2010
Spring is Here!

Got another equipment order out today…whew! Now just a few more to get together, and set up new hives in the outyards. Package bees will be here in less than 3 weeks! It’s seriously crunch time folks, I’ve been short on sleep a lot lately. This time of year, though, that’s OK! It’s time to get ready for summer. Spring […]

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March 19, 2010
Who Needs Sleep?

My house is a disaster. My garage is a disaster. I have unfinished projects everywhere I turn – and I don’t care. Packages come in T-Minus 29 days – Every minute I can spare is spent in the garage. There are stacks of unassembled equipment in every corner, and lists of things that still need […]

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