I’m worried about my bees.

I’ve been a beginning beekeeper for a little over a month now. Back in April, I installed a nuc, with the help of my mentor. It was a good, healthy nuc (or nucleus colony). My…

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Dear World: We Have Opted Out of the Parental Rat Race

I don’t discuss this much on my blog, but I am a teacher by trade and nerd by choice. A 21-year public school veteran with a love of learning and personal growth. In fact, mid-career,…

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I’m Not His First Mom (bittersweet Mother’s Day reflections of an adoptive mama)

It’s almost Mother’s Day. Because I love being a mom, I suppose I should have “all the feels” about that. Don’t get me wrong. It will be a beautiful day. Spring has finally sprung in…

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First Bee Hive Inspection

One week ago today, I became a beekeeper. I am learning so much and having fun with my new hobby!    At this point, there is not a lot to “do” for my bees. Mostly,…

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Our new “placement!”

Kind of an epic day here on the Bean homestead! A dream I have had for a few years has been to become a beekeeper! A couple of days ago, I wrote about how this dream…

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