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Bee Update: Moving Outside

April 12th, 2015

Bee update Dr. Bashioum's garden

The bees have been busy in the garage these last couple weeks pollinating my non-hardy fruit trees, which are just starting to leaf out. The new leaves need sunshine and a drink of water, so this weekend was time to move the tress outside next to the house. They’ll transition there before moving them out to my garden. The bees seemed to have adjusted to the new location for their hive and the mild weather suits the wider range they will have outside. Figs and peaches have already set fruit, so unless we get a bitter cold snap, we should be enjoying some sun-ripened fruit this summer. Our German Shepherd doesn’t know what all the fuss is about, but she is happy to have her garage entrance/exit back open for now.

I ordered my traveling bees from Biobest  for natural Minneapolis garden solutions.

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Dr. Bashioum’s Traveling Bees

March 13th, 2015

Traveling Bees

While it might not be warm enough for native bees to go to work in Minnesota yet, my traveling bumblebees have arrived from Biobest. I’ve installed the hive in my Wayzata garage greenhouse for my non-cold hardy trees that are protected from freezing temps in the garden. The bees don’t bother people, but provide a way for the potted fruit trees to get pollinated before the local bees are active. This is my second time using the bees, it’s a bit easier than doing it myself with a little brush! Gardening in Minnesota can be challenging, but the rewards are many.

Early blossoms await  â€ª#‎pollination‬. Peaches, plums, apricots and nectarines..

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