Author Archives: marriedwithbees

About marriedwithbees

I am half of a husband and wife beekeeping team. In 2016, I left the corporate world to focus on things that matter: helping people, raising bees, tending the garden and playing with dogs.

My Thoughts on Murder Hornets

Reading through the 2020 news headlines is like peeling an apocalyptic onion.  Each layer seems worse than the one before it.  The headline that grabbed attention in October was that a nest of Asian Giant Hornets, aka Murder Hornets, was located in the state of Washington.  These large invasive insects are like the stuff of science fiction movies, and they made for perfect click bait.  One of the insect’s more undesirable qualities is that it feeds off smaller insects like honey bees and can decimate entire hives of bees.  When the story broke, many of my friends forwarded articles to me.  (I have great people in my life who support my hobbies.)  People still mention murder hornets to me regularly, so I thought it was time to write a post about to let everyone know that murder hornets are not keeping me up at night.  (Very little keeps me awake at night thanks to the anxiety relieving effects of my dogs.  You can read about the dogs in my previous post.)

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I Live in My Dogs’ House

Once upon a time, my husband and I lived in a house that belonged to us. We did what we wanted to do when we wanted to do it. We decorated the house based on our individual preferences. We watched television and played music without considering if the sounds would be soothing. I could go two weeks without dusting, and two months without changing the vacuum cleaner bag. I could wear black pants in my house and then go to church without removing dog hairs in the parking lot.

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