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I've been keeping this blog for all of my beekeeping years and I began my 13th year of beekeeping in April 2018. Now there are more than 1300 posts on this blog. Please use the search bar below to search the blog for other posts on a subject in which you are interested. You can also click on the "label" at the end of a post and all posts with that label will show up. At the very bottom of this page is a list of all the labels I've used.

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I began this blog to chronicle my beekeeping experiences. I have read lots of beekeeping books, but nothing takes the place of either hands-on experience with an experienced beekeeper or good pictures of the process. I want people to have a clearer picture of what to expect in their beekeeping so I post pictures and write about my beekeeping saga here. Along the way, I've passed a number of certification levels and am now a
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Friday, July 20, 2007

Bees on Anise Hyssop

The anise hyssop is blooming and the bees are going crazy. I see all kinds of bees on it. Huge bumble bees sway on the blossoms. My honeybees are everywhere and there are tiny sweat bees, and other bees I don't recognize. Obviously the bees of all kinds love this plant. I found out about it on the Beemaster Forum and have been thrilled to have it in my garden.

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  1. Dear Linda, I loved reading through your blog especially the bit about the lemons being pollinated with bees. I'm going to store your blog in my favourites.
    warm regards
    Madhavi from http://www.traydio.com

  2. Anonymous5:27 PM

    Linda: my daughter is taking a horticulture class and has to make tea out of hyssop. Would it be possible to buy a stalk or two from you? I can't find it anywhere in ATL.

  3. Anonymous10:26 AM

    I can't keep the bees away from my horse's automatic waterer. Would it hurt the bees to put anise oil in water near the hives to draw them to that water and hopefully they will stay away from the horse's waterer? They don't sting the horses but the horses don't like them buzzing around their heads and won't drink.
    Thank you for any help.


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