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Buzz… Buzz… New Bees at Robbins!

Our Friends at Best Bees paid us a visit yesterday and restocked our hives. Our colonies did not make it through the winter, due to varroa mites. This is a common mite that weakens the immune system of bees, making winter … Continue reading

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Introducing….Queen Bumbelina!

The people of Arlington have spoken. Queen Beeyoncé’s neighbor to the left will be crowned Queen Bumbelina. Here’s the final tally of votes: Bumbelina: 37 Bee Arthur: 28 Susan Bee Anthony: 28 Beeopatra: 26 Beetrix Potter: 24 Honey: 22 Beeatrice: … Continue reading

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Help Name Our Queen Bee – Vote Now!

(Edit 5/16/15: Polls closed this morning. Thank you for voting!) For the past month the library has been abuzz about our new beehives! We asked you to suggest names for one of our queen bees, and we’ve received tons of … Continue reading

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Help us name our queen bee

Our two hives of bees are settled in and already expanding! Each hive has its own queen bee. Staff immediately named the one on the right Beyoncé (or Beeyoncé?) but we don’t have a name for the queen bee of … Continue reading

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Beehives at the library, bzzzzzzzzz

This week, we installed two beehives on the (outdoor!) third floor balcony of the library, overlooking the garden between the library and Town Hall. These bees will support the flowering plants in the garden, but don’t worry, they won’t come … Continue reading

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