Tag: beekeeper

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!”

The Old-Fashioned Lungwort

Today’s Feature Flower is the old-fashioned lungwort (Pulmonaria). This early spring perennial is the first to bloom in our gardens. Lungworts are loaded with tiny, bell-shaped flowers, surrounded by mounds of hairy green leaves, spotted with white. These delicate beauties are perfect for mass… Continue Reading “The Old-Fashioned Lungwort”

Bee Bread, Anyone?

This little worker bee is busy making bee bread! The Process: Pollen is collected by the forager bees and returned to the hive. Once it is placed into cells, the worker bees use their heads to firmly pack it in place. Honey, nectar or… Continue Reading “Bee Bread, Anyone?”

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”

My Earth Day Wish…

Every dream begins with a wish… These photos might not capture a sweet bee, but they represent the importance of the dandelion. This magical wildflower is a vital spring food source for not only our honey bees, but the local pollinators. On this Earth… Continue Reading “My Earth Day Wish…”

Cutleaf Coneflower: A Gift for the Pollinators

This towering beauty is loved by not only our honey bees, due to its rich nectar and pollen, but our native pollinators as well. Commonly called the cutleaf coneflower “autumn sun” (Rudbeckia laciniata), this stunning perennial is visited by both long and short-tongued bees,… Continue Reading “Cutleaf Coneflower: A Gift for the Pollinators”

My Wish: Let the Dandelions Live!

As a beekeeper and avid gardener, I feel it is my duty to provide healthy forage for my bees and local pollinators. Considering the world’s current situation, purchasing spring plants is going to be nearly impossible for most. But, I have an effortless way… Continue Reading “My Wish: Let the Dandelions Live!”