Category: Musings

Whatever I’m thinking about that doesn’t really fit under any category


Bananas, Stings, and Humility Take Two

This is a picture of my husband John. John eats a banana every day. You’ve probably heard about how the banana smell closely mimics the scent that bees mark you with when they sting you. It’s a smell that means, “Sting this animal here!” to other honey bees. We’ve known for years that because John …

Hive inspection, Musings

Varroa Bombs and Humility

The hardest lessons I get from my bees are ones that teach me humility. Anyone who knows me knows that I can get pretty snarky when it comes to beekeepers who do not use best practices either in exhibiting proper care in working with bees around non-beekeepers or when monitoring the health of their bees. …