PSBA Day of Learning: Natural & Lazy Beekeeping with Michael Bush

Puget Sound Beekeepers Association hosted a jammed packed “Day of Learning” at the University of Washington Arboretum. Hating to miss a chance to beek out with the best of them, I signed up. Hating to miss a great blog post, I documented it with near Pulitzer worthy diligence. I also find myself gravitating towards his […]

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The Bee People: Chapter 3

In the process of sharing this third installment of Bee People, I FINALLY found my answer to why all I see on my lavender plants is fuzzy bumble bees and nary a honey bee. Balfour et al just published convincing evidence (points from abstract below) in Ecological Entomology. Maybe I shouldn’t have pulled my borage […]

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The Bee People – Chapter 2

Chapter 2 – Apis Mellifica and Her Eyes Here comes a little brown lady whose name is Apis Mellifica. She is making her wings go so fast that they buzz like a humming-top. Straight as a, arrow she goes to that morning-glory flower. All at once the buzzing stops; little Miss Apis has landed feet […]

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The Bee People – Chapter 1

Over the time we will spend together, I will share with you words and illustrations from the M. Morely book The Bee People. Published 1899; self-illustrated designed for third to fifth grade readers with goal to learn “how to observe”. If you would like to skip ahead and read it all, it is available here but […]

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