Category Archives: Left Field

Let’s Stop Using the Term “Non-Essential Employees”

This post comes from my left field group of posts, which you can read about here.   If you want to read something soothing about bees, butterflies, and flowers you need to check out my posts on beekeeping.  In this post, I am unleashing my frustration on the phrase “non-essential employees.”

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MarriedWithBees UNLEASHED!

Thank you to all of you that read my blog posts.  I appreciate all your views, likes, and comments.  I truly enjoy writing these posts, and I am always amazed that people besides my mom and dad actually want to read them.    Things are going to be changing in the blog, and I wanted to give everyone a heads up so you aren’t surprised. Continue reading

Beeswax and Eczema – Part II

One of the great features of having a WordPress website is that you can see which search terms lead people to your website.  The search terms are a helpful way to find out what interests readers.  I wrote a post in July 2018 about how I was using a topical beeswax salve to manage my eczema.  (Click here if you haven’t read the original post.)  That post must have resonated with people because every month people are finding my site because of that post.  Here is the update on how things are going for me and my skin 16 months later. Continue reading

Humorous Encounters Teaching Kids about Bees

One of my favorite things to do is to teach kids about honey bees.  Our local bee club makes outreach a priority, and we receive many requests each year to give presentations at schools, scout meetings, and church groups.  I have had the opportunity to participate in many of those outreach events and all I can say is, “God bless all of you public school teachers!”  Keeping a group of young kids focused on what you are trying to teach is about as easy as getting a honey bee that flew up your pant leg to go back down.  (By the way, it is impossible to get a honey bee to go back down your pant leg.  That’s why it is a good idea wrap something around your pants legs to keep the bees out when you are working the hives.  One of my fellow beekeepers calls it the Honey Bee Hoedown when a bee flies up a person’s pants.)  In this week’s post, I thought I would give you a flavor of what it is like to teach a classroom full of kids about bees. Continue reading