Tag Archives: winter

Can I Learn To Love January?

I hate the month of January.  If January was a person, it would be the kid that reminds the teacher that she forgot to assign the class homework.  If January was a food, it would be creamed spinach.  January is like a pile of dog doodoo that you don’t see when you are at the park.  You are skipping along through the month of December, and then BAM you step in a big steaming pile of January. 

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Checking for Signs of Life

Winter is the nervous season for beekeepers.  December is the month that I prepare to celebrate Christmas and the month that I begin to obsess about whether our bees are alive or dead.  My anxieties were further fueled this month when another Kentucky beekeeper posted on Facebook that she found one of her colonies had died.  What was happening to our bees?  The bees’ unknown condition continuously stoked my anxiety.  Continue reading