Category Archives: Left Field

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

A Year of Bee Blogging

This week is the one year anniversary of  the Married With Bees blog.  In one year, 35 posts totaling over 35,000 words have been written.  What is more astounding is that some people actually read some of those posts.  The site had 4,000 page views and 1,700 visitors from all over the globe.  Thank you to everyone who took the time to read any of my posts.  The fact that anyone besides my parents reads this blog is a miracle to me.  I think my parents are required by law to read what I write.  The hospital made them sign a paper when I was born. Continue reading

Honey Bees And The Green New Deal

Marriedwithbees.com is all about bees and beekeeping.  I don’t make political statements because even though I have opinions I recognize that rational, educated people have different life experiences and different opinions.  That’s ok with me.  The bees don’t care.  Bees make honey for people of all political persuasion, and bees will sting without preference to political party.  I have been reading news article about H. Res. 109 (aka The Green New Deal) introduced by Representative Ocasio-Cortez, but today I decided to read the actual text of the resolution in order to see, “What’s in it for the bees?” Continue reading