Bee Yard Destroyed by Mudslide

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It’s been pouring rain in Los Angeles since January, so local bees and beekeepers (like us) are preparing for a bumper crop of flowers and honey this Spring.

Unfortunately, our main apiary was flooded by a freak mudslide in February, destroying most of our hives.

My kids and I started keeping bees and rescuing swarms back in 2011. Since then, we have grown our hobby into a business called Buzzed Honeys . We remove colonies of bees from trees and people's homes, install them in hives, and sell their extra honey to finance the operation.

At least, until this happened:

This disaster claimed 35 strong beehives, plus a lot of frames, hive boxes and other equipment.

These are (were) some of the feral honeybees we rescued, plus colonies that other bee removers have given to us. They were all hardy, varroa-hygienic survivor stock and productive honey makers.

Due to the flood, our bees we won't be producing nearly as much local honey this year as we planned. In short, this disaster is both a muddy and financial mess.

Now we are looking for some support to rebuild this yard. 

Once the area dries out we will clean up, dig out, purchase new hive equipment, and get back to the job of rescuing and housing homeless bees.

Thanks in advance to all beekeepers and bee lovers for your help,
Buzzed Honeys

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Another alert for podcast fans, apiculturistas and others:

Stewart Spinks mentions Buzzed Honeys on this week's episode of Beekeeping Short and Sweet. I highly recommend his show even when it's not about my company.

[The link to this Ep. will be available in a couple of days]

It's the perfect podcast for beeks with short attention spans, like-- oh look, is that a monarch butterfly? So pretty, but hope it doesn't gobble up all the nectar around here.
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Quick show of hands, who listens to podcasts? ‍♀️‍♂️‍♂️ Statistically, 7% of us do, which means...

About 10 lucky donors might have already heard my my interview on the show Beekeeper Confidential.

For those who haven’t had the pleasure yet, click here:

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Big News

Guess who's going to be on the New Zealand beekeeping podcast Kiwimana? Go ahead, guess...

It's me, that's who. The show will be up next Wednesday.
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If you’re a beekeeper, you know what this is: Love.

Adam from TnA Honey Farm donated hive boxes and top and bottom boards to help us rebuild our apiary.

Thanks and thanks again, Adam
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