Cross your fingers or feelers, as applicable

Hive check on Sunday: no eggs, no larvae, all the capped brood (i.e., gestating baby bees) had hatched out. It's been three weeks, more or less, since we've seen an egg. The colony is in free fall. The existing bees can only live so long. They'll work with bee dedication to collect pollen and nectar… Continue reading Cross your fingers or feelers, as applicable

Begin and begin and begin again

Summer began on the last day of school in June. Released before noon, all wearing light colors, and dragging locker-filled backpacks behind them, the kids had freedom on their faces. Summer began again on the solstice, when the sun hung, balanced lightly at the tip of the day, leaning into the sparse night. Summer began… Continue reading Begin and begin and begin again