Category Archives: Beekeeping

Topics dealing with bees and beekeeping

Art for Art’s Sake (and I am not talking about Garfunkel, here…)

Greetings and Salutations; Just as a diversion from the ugliness of the day,   I want to tell y’all a short story that is at least 40 years in the making. . . When I was in my 20s and … Continue reading

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Another Day, Another Massacre

Greetings and Salutations; One of the disconcrting issues of the day is the fact that America is becoming a more deadly place.   We apparently have a huge crop of domestic terrorists,  who have been emboldened by the current administration. … Continue reading

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Total Eclipse, 2017 – Part 1 – The Science

Greetings and Salutations!  . On August 21, 2017,  I,  along with millions of Americans,  made an effort to be in the path of Totality  of the Solar Eclipse.   I have been  witness to a number of partial eclipses,  but, … Continue reading

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“how we treat the least of these…”

Greetings and Salutations; This may be a bit of a downer,  but it is important…and should not be lost among the tsunami of Evil that is flooding America today.   I have been involved,  to one level or another with … Continue reading

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Bees….Nature’s Artists!

Greetings and Salutations; Bees are interesting creatures.   They sometimes do amazing things,  all driven by nothing but instance.   We, who are their Guardians,   are, at times,  amazed by what they do.   For example…I am sure y’all … Continue reading

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Remember Luther?

Greetings and Salutations;      Here is something completely different    that I ran across today and I wanted to share it as it struck a chord in me.   One of my good friends shared this on Face Book, … Continue reading

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An Update On The Bee World

Greetings and Salutations; The world of the Bees continues to be complicated.    The issue of bee deaths is a problem still,  as the scientists are still trying to understand how the colonies work,  and what the environment stresses  do … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part Fourteen – Revisiting Health Insurance. A “Better” Plan?

Greetings and Salutations; Well,  back in January,  I wrote a blog entry about the Paul Ryan plan to replace the ACA.  That plan was,  frankly,  bat-shit crazy,  in that it was essentially taking us back to the abusive days that ended … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part Thirteen – The Republican Party

Greetings and Salutations; This article “Let’s just say it: The Republicans are the problem.”  came across my desktop today. It was so relevant to the insanity in the Political World today that I thought I would send it out into … Continue reading

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Interacting With Trump Supporters

Greetings and Salutations; Well,   I just finished an interesting interaction with a couple of Trump Supporters,  that kind of covers the entire spectrum of their attitudes.   JSM  is an old   friend of the family.   CM  lives … Continue reading

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A Time to Pause; A time to Assess: Martin Luther King – Letter from a Birmingham Jail.

Greetings and Salutations; The speech I posted about yesterday was hardly the last important legacy left us by Dr. King.    He had  seen a document,  decrying his activities,  and signed by a number of Religious Leaders.   While he … Continue reading

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Sifting Through the Ashes, Part Ten – Questionable Actions

Greetings and Salutations; Amy Siskind,  who has many irons in the fire,  is taking time to document the weirdness of the donald’s train wreck.    Here are links to her lists.    This is important  to Check out,  for several … Continue reading

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A Time To Pause; A Time to Assess: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Greetings and Salutations; Today is January 16,  2017,   a day that commemorates the life and actions of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.  As he was a man of Peace,  and contemplation,  I thought it right to take a moment, … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part Eight….OH! My! GOD!

Greetings and Salutations; This is a painfully long post,  but it is important to me to have it here.   I found a direct transcript of the Interview that the donald did with the New York Times.   It is, … Continue reading

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What to do now?

Greetings and Salutations; Well,  the deed is done.  The Electoral College has proved that it has abandoned all of the responsibilities that Hamilton placed on it,  and become a useless rubber stamp for the Establishment.   Because of this,  Caesar … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part Two – The Electoral College.

Greetings and Salutations; The Electoral College,  as a part of our Presidential Election is rarely a step in the process that anyone cares about.   Every four years,  there are a few folks whining about how unfair it is,  or … Continue reading

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A Ghost From The Past

Greetings and Salutations;      First off,   this blog entry is likely to be updated.  Civil Discourse is welcome,  but it is my forum, so if you post rants that descend to attacks,  or spurious claims,  you are likely … Continue reading

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Wisdom from Jason Kander

Greetings and Salutations; I ran across the following,  penned by Jason Kander of Missouri,  after he was narrowly defeated in a bid for a Senate seat in last Tuesday’s election.   It is a strong and true call to all … Continue reading

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The Aftermath

Greetings and Salutations; It is now the second day since the election,  and,  while my mind is in a very dark place still,  I am sane enough to consider some questions and thoughts about the next four years.     … Continue reading

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Where have all the bee-girls gone? Long time passing…

  Greetings and Salutations; Sigh….the world of the beekeeper is full of odd moments these days.    The problems with bees being killed off by environmental pressures continues, and hives across the land are being exterminated.    The stupidity of … Continue reading

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