New Trap-Out Started

Here are photos from a trap-out that was started this morning. These bees were VERY gentle. I believe that they have been here under 72 hours, and are still in comb-building mode – as there were NO foragers exiting & returning.





And a MORE close up shot:



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More Kitchen Work…

Another update for the work on the house:


Removed kitchen sink and countertop and back-splash Removed rotten wood (36+ years old home with particle-board cabinets that had gotten wet) Ordered cabinet hardware (hinges and pulls) Replaced all rotten wood on the cabinets Repaired my compressor Repaired water line after shooting a nail through it […]

High Gear – Home repairs

My motivation for getting the house repairs completed has been given an adrenaline shot.


Finished tiling master bathroom tub surround & floor Grouted master bathroom tile & floor


Removed about 3/4 of the 2-layers of linoleum flooring in the kitchen Scraped adhesive to bare concrete floor


Removed all wallpaper and paper backer […]

The ladies are hot!

The ladies are HOT! We’ve finally – now that we are in late July – hitting 98 to 102 degrees outside. Bee sure to provide fresh water for your honeybees – just like you would for your dog or cat. The honeybees use the water to help cool the hive (evaporative cooling) – to […]


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Thank You Rex & Shannon

New Face for Bohemian Utopia

Be sure to take a looksee at the new face for Bohemian Utopia at There’s still many updates and cleaning to be done… but it’s made it a long way!