Category: Honey Bees

Bee Camp for Kids

This week kicked off our first session of Bee Camp for Kids for 2021! Bee Camp for Kids is a unique, hands-on, and educational experience. Throughout the week, participants will have opportunities to suit up, in the safety of our provided bee suits, and… Continue Reading “Bee Camp for Kids”

Now Available for Purchase!

Visit our Online Shop to order your copies today! The ABC’s of Honey Bees This whimsical book celebrates the magical world of the honey bee.  Each letter of the alphabet represents an important aspect of the honey bee’s life, and takes the reader on… Continue Reading “Now Available for Purchase!”

Exciting News…

As an elementary educator for over 20 years, I have always had a passion for children’s literature. Through the pages of books, kids are able to journey to new worlds they may never experience in their daily lives. I am excited to announce that… Continue Reading “Exciting News…”

Happy World Bee Day!

As a beekeeper and avid gardener, it is my goal to spread awareness about the significance of bees and other pollinators. Did you know that these amazing creatures pollinate 1/3 of the food we eat? Think about it…that’s one in three bites! Can you… Continue Reading “Happy World Bee Day!”

Queen Louise II

During hive inspections, one might think that each colony would have the same feeling tone, but this is so not the case. I currently have over 30 colonies and each one has a different temperament. In my opinion, raising honey bees can be a… Continue Reading “Queen Louise II”

What Big Eyes You Have…

Honey bees are extraordinary creatures!  Their eye sight is just one of their many super powers. Honey bees see ultraviolet light, as well as color combinations of purples, blues and greens. They are unable to see the color red, although they are able to… Continue Reading “What Big Eyes You Have…”

Let’s Hear it for the Boys!

Soon the boys will be back in town! Although there were no signs of new drones upon my initial hive inspections of 2020, the ladies will begin the process of re-establishing the drone population very soon. During our Michigan winters, the drones (male honey… Continue Reading “Let’s Hear it for the Boys!”