“My goal in life is to walk around like Pooh Bear, with my ‘paw’ deep in a large crock of honey, savoring the sweetness all day long.”...more

Building businesses, and inclusive peace, in Kosovo

Budding entrepreneurs from minority groups get training and support from a joint EU-UN Women-UNDP project to spur lasting recovery in post-conflict Kosovo. ...more

August Hive Inspection

Hi! We are raising honeybees at our hobby farm in central Oklahoma and just enjoyed a mid-summer hive inspection. Come see what's going on with the Lazy W Honeymakers!http://lazywmarie.com/august-hive-inspection/xoxo...more

Am I the Last Person to Read This?

Hello there! I have just reviewed a book that touched me so deep in my heart, for so many reasons. It's not a new release (is it possible I'm the last person to read it?) but I hope you'll track it down and read it anyway. It is truly nourishing in so many ways.The Secret Life of Bees  by Sue Monk Kidd. A modern classic.Here is my full review, I'd love you to click over and share your thoughts!http://lazywmarie.com/the-secret-life-of-bees-a-very-long-personal-book-...Lessons learned, dreams fulfilled, adventures shared...more

Beekeeping 101

Step 1: Lose your fear of bees. ok. check.Next!...more

How I Stopped my Bees From Swarming

One of the most self-affirming activities I've yet to experience in my backyard urban apiary.  Go to link below and read this short but s-w-e-e-t post. http://westvistaurbanfarmschool.blogspot.com/2012/04/how-i-stopped-my-bees-from-swarming.html Kristin Sherman Olnes...more

Overwintering Bee Hives

We've hit our first frost here in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and it came with a snowstorm. Beekeepers are preparing hives for overwintering. I'm a first year beekeeper and I'm thrilled that my honey bee colony is healthy as we head into winter.Here are a few recommendations for overwintering your bee hive. I’m sure you are already on it, but in just in case you're looking for suggestions, consider these: ...more
Grew up by bee farms but always find this weird. MT @BlogHer For urban farmers among ...more

What Do Kids "Calculate" When It Comes to Conservation? It's Not $$$!

For Earth Day, author Terra Wellington offers this guest post brimming with suggestions on how to get closer to nature with your kids. You'll find other great ideas in her new book, The Mom's Guide to Growing Your Family Green: Saving the Earth Begins at Home....more

Beginners Beekeeping on a Shoestring

Beekeeping is mutually pleasurable and lucrative, 1000's of people have taken an interest in it from all over the United kingdon along with numerous areas of the world. In general, it is not your chief income. However, there are lots of places that knowledgeable bee keepers do build an acceptable standard of income by working full time in this type of work. It is not a sound plan to launch beekeeping on a large scale until you have acquired adequate experience on a small scale, because there are so many small details that go to build up success in the work....more

I'm sorry I missed the posting of this back in September, I've been searching for female ...more

Beekeeping and Banana Pudding

    So Paw’s baby brothers are closer in age to Gary and me than they are to Paw. Both are successful business owners, well into their second marriages, with so many kids and grandkids between them that I feel uncomfortable asking about them, afraid I’ll make hurtful mistakes with names and relationships. ...more