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About inthebeeloudglade

An unlikely beekeeper who runs The Honey Exchange, a hive and honey store in Portland, Maine.

It’s Swarm Season in Portland, Maine

Very soon I’m hoping to write a bit about swarming honeybees and how it all relates to managing beehives for mites but it’s been a little nutty around here lately with swarms and busy beekeepers. While you wait for the … Continue reading

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2018 Three Million Bee Roadtrip, Part Two

“[The battlefield at Gettysburg holds] a sacred reverence to a past that will halt time. It’s a privilege to stand on the same ground where solidarity of common life was more important that the risk of that very life itself.” … Continue reading

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2018 – Three Million Bee Roadtrip, Part One

Epilogue/Prologue: I personally abhor the term “blog.” It’s often too onomatopoetic when it describes the regurgitation of the inner workings of someone’s mind and the spewing forth of the minutiae of an author’s life. I forget who once said about … Continue reading

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Million Bees Roadtrip, 2017

I’ve been accused of a lot of things in my day. This week was the first time I was accused of being “in it for the money.” I should have taken my own advice: Don’t read too deep down the … Continue reading

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Swarm Wrangling on campus

We got a call at the Honey Exchange from the University of New England’s Portland campus, just up the street from the store. A big swarm of honeybees had alighted on a tree beside the parking lot. It seems to … Continue reading

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