It’s been a crash course in beekeeping around here lately and I can hardly wait for spring to get started with our own hives.

We met with the most interesting beekeepers who shared a common message of simplicity and ease when it comes to beekeeping as well as their passion for the role bees play in our lives.  We also got to help extract and enjoy some of the most delicious honey that of course comes along with it all.


I was fascinated with the beekeepers who were peacefully raising their bees smack dab in the middle of town.  There were no problems with neighbors and all the neighborhoods were experiencing better gardens each year.

  • Some were in it because their children got them started through school projects.
  • Some were in it for the honey and all the goodness they can create from the byproducts.
  • Some were in it for Queen Rearing.
  • Some were in it for educating others and helping people get started with their own hives.
  • Some were in it simply to play their part in nature.



Look at this beautiful starter hive that our friendly beekeeper Jason of Foley’s Russian Bees built for us.  I look forward to filling it up this spring with some of his Russian Bees and beginning my own journey as a beekeeper…..fascinating creatures, they are.

Thank you to everyone who shared their experiences (and honey) with us…we look forward to sharing it with everyone!

Cheers to backyard beekeeping!  (If you’re remotely interested in doing it yourself, I highly recommend exploring what you need to do to take action in your area…good stuff!)


  1. New Beekeeper says:

    What is that BEAUTIFUL hive made of (the one in the bottom 4 pics)? I’m very curious.
    A curios beekeeper

  2. Laurel says:

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    topic. You understand a whole lot its almost tough to argue with you (not
    that I personally will need to…HaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a subject that has been discussed for ages.
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  3. Jason Foley says:

    Wow is it good to see these photos in the depth of winter lol. Between that and being covered in the scent of cedar wood chips from my shop, I could swear it’s spring time already. It was fun having you and your crew out at my bee yard. Stop by any time or let me know if you need anything.

    Jason Foley
    Foley’s Russian Bees

  4. Mindy M says:

    I can not wait to see this episode! We have a friend who has 3 hives and we get honey from him, would love to try it myself in a few years, even tho I know my daughter and neice are both going to think I am nuts….they both claim to be allergic to bees….their late grandfather was a bit dramatic about bees and passed it on to them. I was always scared of them as a kid/teenager, but have come to have a better understanding of them, with shows like yours!! Thanks for such an inspiring show!!

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