kathykrach Adding these to my summer reading list. #Repost @beethinking with @repostapp.
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Whether you're a lifelong beekeeper or you simply appreciate a dollop of good honey, here are three books for your summer reading list!
1. Winged: New Writing on Bees. A lovely collection of poetry and short fiction.
2. The Quest for the Perfect Hive. A entomologist's concise and readable social history of beekeeping. Fascinating!
3. The Rooftop Beekeeper. Megan Paska's witty and informative guide to keeping bees in the city.
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  •   virginiarosekane One of my favorite short stories is "The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees" by E. Lily Yu - you might enjoy it too! 21h
  •   jrolker Don't eat any honey from White Oleander nectar! 20h

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kathykrach No great mystery to me why George Washington gave up a kingdom to quietly farm this beautiful place. #5thGradeFieldTrip 1d

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kathykrach General Washington's "white cattle." 1d

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kathykrach My new favorite house in #OCMaryland. Couldn't fit the whole thing in the frame, or capture the stunning modern chandeliers in the foyer, or the whole back wall made of glass overlooking the bay and the Rt 90 bridge. This place looks like it belongs on the set of Entourage. 2d

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kathykrach As damn near perfect a union as any two humans could hope for. R.I.P. Anne Meara. 3d

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kathykrach Dragonflies smile, apparently.
#beach #dragonfly
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kathykrach 30 minutes to play arcade games, 1 hour 30 minutes to choose prizes. #OceanCity #arcade 3d

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kathykrach I picture Sean Penn's character in the Walter Mitty movie when I scroll through @paulnicklen's stunning photos. #NarwhalsAreMagical #repost @paulnicklen with @repostapp.
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Narwhals jockey for position and gently cross tusks as they push for a breath of air . They are diving under the sea ice in an attempt to access the thick schools of polar cod. #unicorns #unicornsofthesea #narwhals #climatechange
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kathykrach Playing with the SLO-MO.
I'm utterly fascinated by my bees. I wish I had more time to just sit and watch them.
Both hives are very docile and easy to work with. My "girls" are getting used to having me around and ignore me now for the most part. The black locust trees have flowered and they are much too busy to worry about me.
#beekeeping #NewBee #ItalianBees
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  •   sharonr44 We sit n watch the bees sometimes. We call it #beevision 5d
  •   kmj2050 Kathy, is your queen marked? Mine is not but I wish I had 4d
  •   kathykrach Yes, she came marked and I'm glad of it because I would never spot her otherwise. 3d

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kathykrach Cousins and sisters and aunts oh my. #family 1w

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kathykrach Lazy spring evening with 3 generations of family. My goofballs on the balcony. 1w
  •   jrolker Neat house! 1w
  •   kathykrach @jrolker It is a gorgeous house but I could only fit about 1/4 of it into this photo. 1w

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kathykrach If you had told me 10 years ago I would be snapping pics like this with a cell phone...
#beekeeping #iPhone
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kathykrach Squad coming in for a landing.
The yellow hive has been given the name Highgarden, and after only 7 days it already needed a second box (called a "deep") because the bees had drawn comb on all the new frames in the bottom box.
That was some kind of Super Nuc I bought from Allen's Apiary! I may harvest some honey yet this first summer... #beekeeping #Frederick #apiary
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kathykrach A bee tongue is called a proboscis. It works like a straw they can suck water and nectar through. I put my face right up to their water dish and they don't seem to care a bit, so that's my favorite place to observe them up close. They bathe their faces the same way cats do, with their front feet. #beekeeping #Frederick #apiary 2w

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kathykrach My beagle disrupted a flying lesson for the dove babies living in our wisteria, and now the whole family has fled to the basement steps.

In other news, I need to sweep and power wash those steps this weekend.
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kathykrach I got them installed. It was horrifying and I am drenched in sweat and the stink of fear. And thanking the universe for UltraBreeze beekeeper suits. #beekeeper #newbee #mothersday #20000daughters 2w

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kathykrach My girls love their new water dish. I scented it with lemongrass essential oil to make it easy for them to find. #beekeeping 2w

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kathykrach My little guy checking out our new bee yard. I picked up 20,000 honey bees this morning. They stay in their "nuc" boxes for 24 hours and then I'll transfer them to their new hives. #bees #apiary #Frederick #Libertytown 3w
  •   kmj2050 Congrats Kathy!! Can't wait to hear about the experience and so cool that your son is engaged 2w
  •   kathykrach Thanks @kmj2050! Wish me luck, today I transfer them and so worried I'm going to roll the queens. 2w

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kathykrach Newly hatched bitty baby robin is all tuckered out. #spring #robin #hollytree #Frederick 3w

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kathykrach Mini carillon. #BakerPark #Frederick 3w

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