An educational picture book your children will love

There’s a new book on the market aimed at teaching young children using vibrant colors and clever rhymes. There’s no better way to teach your children about the importance of wildflowers as bee forage, than this book! The links on this website may contain affiliate links. This means that I may receive a commission if…

To save the Bees: we must first save the Wildflowers

In 1940, the Protection Act passed for the Bald and Golden Eagles. These skyward scavengers suffered from DDT exposure which affected their eggs in a very bad way. Although they are no longer on the endangered species list, they will be forever protected. What will it take to protect the honey bee? I believe we…

Teach children the Way of the Bee

If you have not heard the latest then here it is- there’s a new children’s picture book coming out soon! April 8th in fact and it’s not just any picture book for children; it’s a book for each parent that reads it as well. That’s right, it’s something that we can all learn from; and…

Gorgeous pictures with a Point-and-Shoot: Macro Photography

Have you ever considered macro photography? There’s a certain something to this style of photography that is unlike any other. In my first post on this topic, Honey bees up close: Macro Photography, I shared what I do as a hobbyist photographer with the hope to encourage more people like you to get out there…

Honey bees up close: Macro Photography

I have never considered photography as a thing for me. When it comes to artwork, I usually prefer mediums like graphite, oil paint, or even watercolor. And though I still like all of those things, I’m finding that my love for honey bees and honey bee forage plants have combined to make a superpower: Honey…

Why you should think twice before feeding pollen supplements in Winter 🥶

As Keepers of the bees, we have the inherit instinct to take care of our ‘girls.’ Winter time is possibly the time that many of us worry about them the most. And this totally makes sense; we haven’t popped a hive cover in weeks or even months, we don’t know how fast they’re consuming their…

Paint your Beehives with the Best, non-toxic paint

When I was in commercial beekeeping, each year brought with it the chores of building new hive bodies and honey supers. I watched as each new box was dipped in a copper solution mixed with paint thinner. After the boxes were drip-dry, each one had to be painted with an outdoor latex-based paint on the…

One-Up your Beekeeping Game: learn what’s blooming

Do you know what honey bee forage is available in your area? One thing I believe that all beekeepers can agree on is the excitement we feel when the spring season begins. We love to see that our little bees are ‘waking up’ and venturing out after so many months. OH! And they’re bringing in…