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Up to our ears in wax

Originally posted on Slightly Off the Grid:
Beeswax.  We’re up to our ears in beeswax. (I’m so tempted to recount an earwax story my sister told me about a certain niece’s boyfriend, but I’ll behave myself.  Family members have here enough…

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BSI: Bee Scene Investigator

(Note and disclaimer: The following post might actually contain factual information relevant to beekeepers.) All the bees are dead and I want to know why. I want to autopsy the bees. Technically, since they are not human beings, I want … Continue reading

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Hundreds dead in Hereford

The bees are dead. All of them. John is distressed. In the fall, he loaded each hive with fondant (bee candy made from sugar-water) for them to eat. He insulated their hives. They should have been warm and cozy with … Continue reading

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Ways to make your workouts fun!

The #1 reason people stop exercising is because they start feeling bored and unchallenged.  Okay, so I don’t know that for a FACT, but there’s one thing I know and it’s that people are more successful when they challenge themselves. I … Continue reading

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Fitting Carbs into a Healthy Diet

Carbohydrates aren’t bad, but some may be healthier than others.  We all love carbs and need carbs in our diet, but we must be smart about it.  The carbs we choose and how many carbs we actually consume, can play … Continue reading

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Things that go “thump!” in the night

Technically, 5:20 a.m. isn’t night.  But it’s dark enough for a six-year-old to ask his mom, “When is the sun going to let us know it’s morning?”  And it’s morning enough for John to be getting out of the shower.  … Continue reading

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Kilgore Falls – A must see in Maryland

It is nowhere near as high as the Angel and it is not even close to being as wide and wild as Niagara. Let’s face it, it is not even as tall as Muddy, but we love it just the … Continue reading

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On Labor Day and Hobbies

Work should not rule one’s life. I say that one week into the school year with a three-day weekend to run errands, take a nap, exercise, and play around with beeswax.  But I mean it.  And I’ll mean it in … Continue reading

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A Geezer’s World

Saturday morning my husband and I got an  early start running errands, one of which was to hit a big sale on compression socks at the new Austin Pharmacy in Cockeysville.  This is how you know we are turning into … Continue reading

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Maywood Honey Harvest 2012

If there’s anything more satisfying to a beekeeper than seeing buckets of harvested honey, it is seeing that golden sweetness in jars.  It’s a little bit  arrogant on our part to take pride in a good harvest since the bees … Continue reading

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