I will do my own post on the bees someday soon. But right now I have blogged on about the bees on two other sites on the web, so if you like you can go see what I have to say about them via the following links (and, as perhaps you are learning, I often have A LOT to say…sigh.) Both of these links are quite lengthy, so, reader beware.
Phil of the blog Portland Kitchen Online posted the text from a tour I led during Zenger Farm’s annual Bee Day in September. Zenger Farm is an educational organic farm that runs programs and classes for Portland are schoolchildren. I am part of a group of volunteers who keep the hives there. Phil’s blog focuses on cooking with local ingredients and spreading the locavore gospel. He is also one of the many awesome volunteers that help out at Zenger.
Karen of the blog Mamalooma interviewed me last week about my backyard top bar hives and swarm catching. I really like the broad arc of her postings, and her sense of humor. The interview is part of her Home is a Verb! series. Karen is based in St Paul, Minnesota.
An online resource that I have used continuously when I have questions about my bees is the Natural Beekeeping Network Forum(plus it is a wonderful global community of ‘radical’ beekeepers). If you are interested in hobby beekeeping using natural and sustainable methods, this is a site to bookmark.