Bees & Pollinators

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Bee People (Documentary Review & Giveaway)

Bee People (Documentary Review & Giveaway)

The Honey Bee is responsible for 33% of everything we eat. If you are a regular visitor in this space, you know all about my love for bees. You know that I love pollinators of all kinds, but that really, bees have a special place in my heart (and in my name ;-) ). So, when I was asked to…
Beekeeping Basics – Equipment

Beekeeping Basics – Equipment

Alright, at this point I'm sure you've put a lot of time and effort into assessing if beekeeping is right for you in addition to thinking about where you're bees will live and how you will approach taking care of them.  If you haven't done so already, please check out my 3 Things to Think About Before You Get Started…
Beekeeping Basics – Hive & Home

Beekeeping Basics – Hive & Home

Once you've checked your allergies, checked your codes and checked your motives, the next step in your beekeeping journey is to start making some serious plans to set yourself and your bees up for the greatest success possible.   Before we get into the details about your bees hive and home, I'd like to encourage you to research beekeeping groups…
The Importance of Pollinators

The Importance of Pollinators

The plight of the pollinators on our planet was a resounding theme at the 2014 NM Organic Farming Conference I attended over Valentine's weekend.  Every single workshop I attended mentioned something about pollinators, how integral they are to our survival on this planet and how we can help them and turn things around. I have written about honey bees several…
Beekeeping Basics – 3 Things to Think About Before You Get Started

Beekeeping Basics – 3 Things to Think About Before You Get Started

We all know by now that bees are key to our survival on this planet.  Their benefits to us far outweigh ours to them and it seems as though lots of people are thinking about and talking about beekeeping in the sense of "getting a few bees" for their backyards in an effort to "help" them through the madness we've…
2014 Goals and Aspirations

2014 Goals and Aspirations

The fall of 2013 brought about a couple of really big hiccups in my world and it is time for me to re-set my attention on my intentions. That said, I intend to get myself organized around my daily tasks and to-do lists. I intend to spend less time on social media and more time on the farm, in this…
2013 Lessons & Reflections

2013 Lessons & Reflections

What a whirlwind 2013 has proven to be! I thought that, given all of the lessons we have learned in 2013, a reflection of sorts would be a nice way to bring it all to a close. So, here are some of my reflections on 2013...personal, professional and farm related... Family With the flight of my first daughter and the…