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Bees Update

Another hive inspection. Related posts: Bad News on the Bees Bee Class at Stone Barns The Farm Gets a Second Hive of Bees Garden Update: Columbine, Peonies, Bees!


Patio Bees

Time to see if our scheme worked. We will move the bees from the nuc to a hive body. Related posts: The Farm Gets a Second Hive of Bees Bad News on the Bees: We Lost the Hive The Farm […]


Garden Update: Columbine, Peonies, Bees!

That columbine loves to reseed, doesn’t it? It’s loving where it lives near the pear tree. A little more over here by the driveway, too. And here’s where we moved our split. Since I am writing this post much later, […]


Blueberries and Bumblebees

Just a couple shots from the front-yard garden this morning. The garlic is sprouting nicely, and the bumblebees are helping our blueberries along. Happy spring!     Related posts: Samantha Picks Blueberries Update on the Fields: Blueberries, Basil, Geraniums and Jasmine […]

family, garden

Garden Update and Sam on the Bambi Blanket

A little fun time in the later afternoon. A couple more photos of Sam, and the Farm, after the jump. Related posts: Garden Update: Currants, Bees, Apples Garden Update: Coneflowers, Cosmos, Blackberries and Butterfly Bushes Garden Update: Blueberries, Apricots, Daisies […]


Ron Breland and His Bees

Ron Breland is an organic beekeeper who lives in West Nyack with his wife, who is a terrific gardener. They make a fine pair! Greg was interviewing Ron for an article on honey and bees for The Valley Table magazine, […]


Irene: Before and After

Before bed on the e of Irene, we battened down the hatches. We secured the tops of the bee hives and we brought in anything that could get soaked (or fly away) from the porch. Except for a good bit […]


Apricot Blossoms and Hyacinths

Finally! The long, cold winter seems to be passing, ever so slowly. In its wake, blossoms of apricots and plums, and a few more colorful bulbs. Gosh the apricots were incredible last year. (A look at them here.) More signs […]

bees, garden, outings

Bee Class at Stone Barns

Stone Barns Center has started a series calleld “Beekeeping for Newbees,” and Greg and I were there to learn all about setting up the hive, the queen’s nuptial flight and other bee-related knowledge. Dan Carr, Stone Barns livestock assistant and […]


Blizzard No. 2

We got slammed again. About a foot this time, I’d say. Here’s a look. Related posts: Cleaning Up after the Blizzard Christmas Blizzard 2010 A Tree Comes Down in Nyack Sunday at the Farm: Hot Dogs and Hydrangeas


Opening the Bee Hive

Here, John and Philippe demonstrate how to open a bee hive and check that the girls are doing OK. Related posts: The Farm Gets Bees! A Lawn Party at John and Philippe’s Bearding Bees


Bearding Bees

We were quite frightened when we first saw the bees doing this. But once our bee friends told us it was completely normal, we quite liked watching them try to stay cool in hot weather. It’s called bearding. And it […]


The Bees are Buzzing!

I ran the lawnmower in front of the bees, and boy did they get all uppity about it! They were buzzing so much I had to get the camera out. So here’s a look-see. More photos, after the jump. Related […]


The Farm Gets Bees!

After our trip to see Stephen’s bees, Greg was a goner. His heart was set on getting bees, no matter what. He was all crazy researching where to find them — and really the closest place was up near Saratoga […]