bees, beekeeping, top bar hive

Well, Hello Ladies! AKA “Saying Hi to My Bees”

When people ask me how many pets I have, my response is a quick "Four cats and two guinea pigs." After getting the Are-You-A-Crazy-Cat-Lady look, the conversation continues on to either cute things the cats do (if talking to a fellow cat lover) or on to other topics (if talking to a normal person). But in … Continue reading Well, Hello Ladies! AKA “Saying Hi to My Bees”

Everything You Didn’t Want to Know About Bee Poop…

It's been a crazy winter here in Portland. Or rather, should I say "non-winter"? While the East Coast was being hammered by mountains of snow, Portland was basking in spring-like temperatures, sunny skies, and just a tad of east wind (which can ruin those nice temps sometimes). With all the sun and warm weather, my bees have had … Continue reading Everything You Didn’t Want to Know About Bee Poop…