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A Thanksgiving thought: share what you know online

I’m an anxious person. I stress over everything, especially this website. So when Rich came home with yesterday’s mail, I imagined bills, registration notices, reminders, and special offers for things I don’t recognize. But among the mundane notices sealed in window envelopes was a card-sized piece. The hand-written address immediately piqued my curiosity. I recognized […] Read more

What I don’t know about bees would fill volumes

Running a website makes you a target for verbal abuse. Many people cannot—are actually incapable of—leaving a comment or question that isn’t couched in expletives, four-letter words, and insinuations about your intellect and parentage. It comes with the online territory and you get used to it. I usually just ignore these outbursts, but recently one […] Read more

Pacific Northwest pollinator summit

Last week I attended the Pacific Northwest Pollinator Summit and Conference at Oregon State University in Corvallis. The three-day meeting brought together bee enthusiasts from a wide variety of northwest pollinator organizations to share information on their research, projects, findings, and outreach. The program was superbly organized and fast-paced, cycling through a large number of […] Read more