Category: Articles

Bearing witness to the workings of magic — One hive saves another!

Beekeepers Notes: Felicity (hive on the left) Came through the winter in one deep and one super, had enough honey still in the early Spring when we did our first check.  She looked healthy with a lot of bees, but we

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Spikenard Featured on Citizens Cooperative (Local Television Station)

A beautiful job done by reporter Emily Gruver for our local television station. Check it out:

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Update on the Bees – Full Version from 2016 End of Year Letter

The 2015/2016 winter was a difficult one for beekeepers in America with the national average loss of 44%.  While Spikenard experienced a much milder loss than the professionals, we too learned a great deal that can help to prepare us

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Dandelion Day Celebration

As the dandelions come into full bloom at the Honeybee Sanctuary, we give a sigh of relief and a prayer of thanks.  For the beekeeper, dandelions mark the end of scarcity—the page turning from worry, shortage, and diminishing colonies, towards

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Last Week’s Article, Published by Floyd Press and Roanoke Times

Spikenard Honeybee Sanctuary offers insight and workshop to address honeybee crisis c/o Floyd Press, Roanoke Times By Alex Tuchman   When the first honeybees landed in the colony of Virginia in 1622, their hives were constructed of straw and clay.

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