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Re-queening.

Re-queening.

Every spring beekeepers have to take stock of their bee hives. Which ones are strong and which ones are weak. The strong have amazing build up of population, because the queen is laying like crazy, and the weak have a queen that is really just walking around the combs not doing anything! So that's where re-queening comes in. You have to remove the queen who is not doing anything and introduce a new one.  This sounds easy, but does not always go the way you think it should!  Yesterday, I opened a few queen cages that had been in their new hives and most f them just walked out and were accepted by the hive. But one decided this was...

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Spring time of contrasts.

Spring time of contrasts.

Spring time for the bees is a time to expand their population and leave the hive to gather pollen.  A joyful time. When the birds start singing and the bees are buzzing around. This year for us it is a time to stay home and bee safe. What a contrast.   Taos Bee is busy filling orders from our ever lovely customers and digging growing beds to plant more flowers for the bees and veggies for me and my neighbors to share. Taos Bees will help to pollinate not only our orchard but all the surrounding orchards and fields too. 

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Trust

Trust

A long time ago, I lost my trust in the products that were intended to help my skin  stay healthy. I’ve had so many experiences where I’ve put my fate in the hands of some company that, I needed to be able to rely on. And time after time, I was let down. If this has happened to you, you know there’s nothing more frustrating and costly. Skin care have become synonymous with unreliability and distrust. Conventional products hide junk ingredients that can make your skin feel and look worse. And you’ve probably been misled by enough poorly formulated natural products to look at the pretty packaging and ask yourself, “but does it really work?” That’s why it’s time for...

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Taos Bee in the winter.

Taos Bee in the winter.

Hi honey's, it's snowing outside and the temperature is hovering around 20 degrees, my bees are clustered in their hives in a tight ball of bees with the queen in the middle staying warm. They have plenty of honey and pollen to last through the winter, I always leave 16 bars of honey in each hive for the reduced number of bees that will live through the winter and keep the queen alive. She is the most important bee in a hive, without her the bees cannot survive as they don't know what to do and have no purpose in life. I am a skier from way back, and am celebrating Christmas with my family, so we go skiing, at...

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