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Home sweet home: hiving the bees!

Whew! Yesterday was an exciting one, welcoming home some 60,000 or so new pets! Now that the girls are settled in, here’s a recap of the hive installation: The weather was not ideal, a little cool and rainy but the nice folk at Bailey Bee Supply assured us that it would be fine, and in fact maybe help, in that the bees would hunker down in their new hives and not fly so much during the install. After picking out

You got stung where?!?!

Great article by one of my favorite science writers out there, Ed Yong (@edyong209): The Worst Places To Get Stung By A Bee: Nostril, Lip, Penis. Yep you read that right! Rob, please keep this in mind if you ever think inspecting the hives in the buff is a good idea. Some of my favorite quotes from Ed’s piece: “It started when a honeybee flew up Michael Smith’s shorts and stung him in the testicles.” “Some locations required the use of a