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Grocery Shopping with Honey Bees

Grocery shopping has taken on a new meaning in the pandemic.  Grocery shopping is my favorite of all the household chores.  I love the orderliness of a grocery store, the bright lighting, and the products from around the world.  I like trying to find the subtle Jedi mind tricks that the grocery store uses to get me to buy more.  Grocery shopping has become a more harrowing and utilitarian chore since the pandemic.  I no longer linger in the aisles.  I get in and out like a commando hoping that I haven’t contracted a deadly virus along the way.  Our local bee club hosted a virtual club meeting this month with the Kentucky State Apiarist, Dr. Tammy Horn Potter.  She educated us on honey bee nutrition and discussed what forager bees have on their “grocery list.”  In this post, I will share with you some of Dr. Potter’s facts, which blew my mind.  Her talk resonated with me since I like both bees and grocery stores. Continue reading

A Soft Buzz of Hope

My prayer is that all who read this post are well.  My blog has been inactive for almost two months.  I couldn’t write.  There was just too much sadness.  With all the grief and loss in the world, writing a light hearted post about bees felt irreverent.  This spring has been one of the prettiest in recent memory.  My periwinkle, phlox, tulips, daffodils, crocuses, and hyacinth all put on a grand show, but I didn’t take any pictures. Photography also felt irreverent.  The blooms were comforting, though, in the same way a vase of a flowers is comforting when you stand by a casket. Continue reading