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A winter bee?

It goes without saying that beekeepers are a weird lot. Still, it’s amazing to what lengths a human being will go to imitate the glorious honey bee. Right. So this morning I received these photos from Ivan in Wisconsin. Ivan has been hanging around Honey Bee Suite long enough for me to recognize both his […] Read more

The Zen of bees

I sit perched on the hive stand, leaning back against number one. It vibrates like a refrigerator, low and steady. Scent oozes thickly from the entrance. Moist and earthy and sweet, it reminds me of raw meat. I close my eyes and recall the other constant sounds of nature: The waves pound the soft sands […] Read more