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Category Archives: Bugs & Bees
Queen of Hope
It’s been a crazy time up in my Beethedral this spring. We’ve had very wet weather ever since March, and I hoped that the bees would want to begin swarming from my four over-wintered hives as soon as they got … Continue reading
Posted in Backyard Nature, Bugs & Bees Tagged Bees, Nature and Spirituality, SPRING 2 Comments
Shameless Commerce Department
Hi Friends. While there are many, many places to put a few extra dollars these days (Irma, Harvey, Maria, Mexico…and the list goes on) I have a dream that is very big and that I would like to ask your … Continue reading
Posted in Bugs & Bees Tagged GoFundMe 2 Comments
My Sun Hive Adventure
Michael Joshin Thiele spoke as he always does—softly and deliberately: “How was this for you?” he asked in the most lilting German accent you will ever hear. We circled around him, about fourteen of us hailing from different states and … Continue reading
Posted in Bugs & Bees, Stories & Musings, Uncategorized Tagged Bees, Nature and Spirituality, Sun Hive 8 Comments
My back lawn is very sad. Most of its lovely green face is beneath mud now, and in other places the grass is drowned beneath rain puddles. This has been a very wet season, a record-rain season I’m told. Carter … Continue reading
Posted in Bugs & Bees, Uncategorized Tagged Bees, ecospirituality, SPRING 9 Comments
Last fall, I did an unconventional thing—which is in itself nothing surprising—and brought a beehive inside. Sophia Hive was very small, and I believed I had nothing to lose bringing her in and placing her in a lovely, large acrylic … Continue reading
Posted in Bugs & Bees, Uncategorized Tagged Bees 12 Comments
WHO DO YOU TRUST?
A few weeks back, I woke up in the dark, happy and grateful that I’ve managed to carve out two-plus hours of quiet self-time before the day lights up in earnest. I sat with my morning coffee, watching the first … Continue reading
Posted in Bugs & Bees, Stories & Musings, Uncategorized Tagged Bees, winter 7 Comments
DO THIS ONE THING
These cold mornings, I make it a habit to walk up to my bee yard no matter what the weather and take a peek into the plexiglass viewing windows on each one of my hives. My hives are kept under … Continue reading
Posted in Bugs & Bees, Uncategorized Tagged Bees, multi-tasking, nature and healing 4 Comments
It’s been quite awhile since I’ve done any presentations out in the world, and I’m doing one at this conference. It is another reason why I’m so busy lately, as I’m helping craft and coordinate the event. Whether you are … Continue reading
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ROSE BY EVERY OTHER NAME
Why am I surprised that they’ve done it yet again? Swarmed, that is. Walking up to the bee garden two days ago, I was headed toward the Sojourner hive to remove the backboard and give them a bit more room … Continue reading
Posted in Bugs & Bees, Stories & Musings, Uncategorized Tagged Bees, Nature and Spirituality, swarms 4 Comments