Lots going on. Always. Upcoming gigs:
January 12-16, Orlando, FL
January 30-31, Ashville, NC
February 6-7, West Palm Beach, FL
March 5-7+, Oracle, AZ
March 30, Fairfield, CT
April 1, Bard Prison Initiative, Bard College,
that's it for now. but is it enough? help me spread the love, honey.
About as bad as it can get
For a year without tomatoes, I’ve had some of the best tomatoes of my life (from out of state). Some great seeds were saved in a tough year. Who says you have to do better each year, all the time? That doesn’t sound sustainable.
I am thankful for the rain. Yes, that’s right. The terrible stress and depression of watching so many bees go hungry has abated as the season nears its end. The communities I live in have helped me through it. I harvested no honey and did feed 1200 pounds of sugar, just taking the edge of hunger off of the 300-some top bar hives. I do not like to feed bees - consider how the ph balance is alterered to favor disease (the real killer of hives, not the varroa mite). Feeding bees as a general practive lets them grow to depend on it. This year, however, feeding was necessary to keep a core population alive. Several still will not make it, some will go south, but the remaining core population will be robust and stronger for surviving a tough season. The bees will be OK, and next years queens will carry on these tested genetics. The more bees die, the more they live. We are always safe.
The more I see the less I know... (continued)
I will still consider trades for solar panels, a Honda Civic VX, a harpsichord, or a hot air balloon.
Anarchy Apiaries 2015 New York Treatment-Free Beehive Price List
Packages and nucs are SOLD OUT. Queen bees are still available. For new beeginners, we recommend purchasing earlier commercial package bees (from Hudson Valley Bee Supply or Mann Lake) and requeening or splitting with a mated queen from us 6 weeks after install. Every new beekeeper ought to be going into winter with two hives and two nucs.
Mated Queens - $30 each, overnight, insured shipping is $20. For orders more than 20 queens email for pricing.
PACKAGE BEES ARE SOLD OUT
Langstroth Nucs SOLD OUT
Top Bar Hives. SOLD OUT
Contact us for Florida availability.
May the Bees be with you
Anarchy Apiaries and Bee Sting Records are bleeased to announce the beelease of “People Collapse Disorder” Bee Songs by Sam Comfort. It’s a B-rated journey into the less-rational realms of the bee world, populated by lovesick drones, a superhero ant, zombees, and a Ghastly Griffin from the Ancient Country of Orn. 15 simple songs for simple times. You can beeserve yours for $10 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
CD BEELEASE PARTEE – Friday, March 1, SW Organic Beekeeping Conference, Oracle, Arizona
SWARM THE STATE
from the website:
In many cases farmers are forced to stop growing certain organic and
Farmers need your voice today. Please spread the word.
Tim, an apparently awesome guy, from the LA band Artichoke, sent me their latest CD "Bees." It has everything, inspired songs of happiness and light, interpretations that stay true to the love of the hive- calling us to "Come on outside the hive!" Yet even the darker amoral sides are explored in Goodbye to the Drones, and the long winter approaching- our house is cold. I asked, and the music is bee-approved. This album had made my season! check them out at www.artichoketheband.com.