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Hello World

August 28th, 2009

Here’s a new bee emerging from it’s cell, not something you see every day.
One of the great thing about gardening and beekeeping is that we get to see things many people don’t.

Have you seen anything amazing recently in your garden?

18 Comments to “Hello World”
  1. Mangochild on August 28, 2009 at 6:17 am

    Nothing like this! I was thinking of you yesterday while reading a book called “A Short History of the Honey Bee: Humans, Flowers, and Bees in the Eternal Chase for Honey”. It’s by E. Readicker-Henderson, with images by Ilona. And its amazing. Not just for the images, but also for the thoughtful text and the way that it creates images in its own right of all the senses. Have you read it? It’s pretty short, about 150 pages, and well worth the time I think…. Anyway, wow again on your newly emerged honey bee! Adding to the work and the sweet honey of the hive… .
    .-= Mangochild´s last blog ..Garden Update: August 26, 2009 =-.

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    • Susy on August 28, 2009 at 8:15 am

      I haven’t, I’ll have to check it out!

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  2. ThomasAGT on August 28, 2009 at 6:57 am

    Oh WOW. How cool!
    .-= ThomasAGT´s last blog ..More Thoughts on Winter Gardening =-.

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  3. kristin on August 28, 2009 at 7:43 am

    A pumpkin vine worked its way into the barn and now a large pumpkin is hanging right over the lambs’ water container. Not so much amazing as amusing.
    .-= kristin´s last blog ..We Should Make It Through the Winter Now =-.

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    • Susy on August 28, 2009 at 8:15 am

      That’s too funny.

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    • Seren Dippity on August 28, 2009 at 8:26 am

      I’d love to see a photo of that! Funny.

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  4. deedee on August 28, 2009 at 8:55 am

    that’s awesome!

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  5. Clelie on August 28, 2009 at 11:13 am


    Is it a drone? How are your bees doing? Are you starting fall preparations yet?

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    • Susy on August 28, 2009 at 8:57 pm

      Yes it is a drone, it was actually a whole frame of drones so we took them out. We’re currently feeding some essential oil sugar syrup for mite treatment.

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  6. the inadvertent farmer on August 28, 2009 at 11:27 am

    I have gourds!…I’ve never had gourds before, they are so very cool!

    Yes, we’ve kept bees for so long I forget to stop and think about just how amazing they are, although I do think of them everytime I put honey on my toast…wonderful photo! Kim
    .-= the inadvertent farmer´s last blog ..Friday Funnies…A metaphor for my life! =-.

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  7. Kimberly on August 28, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Frogs!!!! I love the little frogs in my garden.
    .-= Kimberly´s last blog ..Remember =-.

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  8. KitsapFG on August 28, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    That emerging bee is awesome! I think everything in the garden is kind of miraculous actually – but the strangest thing this year has been the mutant pumpkin that is basically twins fused together but joined at one vine/stem.

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  9. Dan on August 28, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    The most amazing thing I have seen in the garden this year has to be the garter snake that ate a pretty big toad. Here is a shot of it:
    .-= Dan´s last blog ..Fall Crops Post =-.

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  10. Beegirl on August 28, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Hello little love! Great shot!!
    .-= Beegirl´s last blog ..Urban Farm =-.

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  11. tj on August 28, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    …I love that! Isn’t life just awesome?! :o)

    …Nothing exciting like that happening here. The last exciting thing to happen is I got a mating pair of Buff Cochins and a pair of Black Langshans. I’ve already named the Buff Roo’, who is a huge sweetheart, “Puff Daddy”, and the Black Langshan Roo’ is named “Mr. T”…lol

    …Have a great weekend! Blessings too…

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  12. Em on August 29, 2009 at 8:43 am

    I love hearing about your bees :)

    Those moments are what makes the mundane stuff fade away… all the small miracles scattered through the garden days. Today I watched one of my boys having his own moment with something; he was lost to the world, investigating some treasure intently in the vege patch.
    .-= Em´s last blog ..I heart QBD =-.

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  13. stefaneener on August 30, 2009 at 12:47 am

    Every time I go into the hives I giggle because it always, always feels like a television nature special. Sometimes I narrate to myself.

    I’ve seen bees doing the wiggle dance, and actually watched virgin queens hatching. Heard them peeping to each other.

    Actually, it’s all a wonder out there. Right now I’m wondering when those tomatoes are going to get picked. . .
    .-= stefaneener´s last blog ..Maybe I should stop now =-.

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  14. Allie on August 30, 2009 at 11:08 am

    That is so cool!

    Did you see this?

    I thought of you as soon as I read it.
    .-= Allie´s last blog ..I think I might be done with gardening. Sort of. Maybe. =-.

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