Bees have been on my mind this week, and so all of this week's stories relate to them in some way.Read More
I've learned a ton since I got my first nucleus hive (or nuc) in May. My bees and I have been on a bit of an emotional roller coaster -- well, mostly just me, as I fumbled through the initial set up highs and lows.Read More
It's now been nearly 6 weeks since I got my bees, and it's been a bit of a roller coaster. There's been a lot of fear-facing, and worry, and feeling, confoundingly, concerned that the bees don't like me.(Let's not dissect that right now.) I've been waiting to post here until I can say confidently that I think they are okay, but now I'm just posting to say I don't know what the fuck is going on.Read More
Just one for June: More Than Honey, a Swiss documentary about the honey bee, colony collapse disorder, and the industry of pollination. There are gorgeous shots of the bees in flights and at work, and a stunning spectrum of the o ld way of beekeeping, the current way of beekeeping, and the future of pollination, if we continue to lose the bees. Available on Netflix -- make sure you turn your subtitles on; it's half in English, with German, Chinese, and other languages too.