Bees — Everywhere

B: We're all familiar with the phenomenon of suddenly seeing a subject we're interested wherever we look, but I think that anyone, not just the bee-obsessed, would agree that nearly everywhere you look lately there are articles about bees and beekeeping. A case in point is an article in this morning's Los Angeles Times about... Continue Reading →

Home Sweet Home

B: The hive is finished! And what a beautiful hive it is. It’s so pretty that I want one even without the bees. But, bees it will have. We're counting down the days until our little bees arrive on April 10th. That will be a momentous day and like Penelope Cruz giving her Oscar acceptance... Continue Reading →

What We Forgot

Things in Bee World have been a little quiet. We’ve had other distractions — birthday parties, out-of-town relatives coming to visit, and, the biggest distraction of all, working to pay the bills. But here’s what’s happened in the last few days. The lower deep hive body — the brood chamber, and the upper deep hive... Continue Reading →

Bees at the White House!

In this morning's New York Times Marian Burros writes that Michelle Obama will plant an organic vegetable garden on the South Lawn near Sasha and Malia's swing set. To which we say, "Finally!" But the really big news is that there will also be two beehives in the garden. White House carpenter Charlie Brandts, who... Continue Reading →

Bees, Glorious Bees!

What's a bee blog without pictures of bees?! Our bees won't be here for a few more weeks, but we had some pictures of spring bees taken at the Fullerton Arboretum. Aren't the little creatures amazing?

First Things First

The bees need a home. They arrive on Block Island around April 10th and they’ll need a place to live. There’s a lot more to this than you might imagine. Not that it’s not doable, but whooee. The brush needs to be cleared from the area where the hive will go, but that will have... Continue Reading →


I heard a rumor that my sister, a talented gardener, was about to become a beekeeper. Rumors of this sort being possible because we have a large family and this is how we let each other know what’s going on in our lives — we tell one sister, who tells another sister, who tells our... Continue Reading →

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