The People’s Market

As I build up this beekeeping business, I think about outlets for my products: stores that will carry them, seasonal fairs around Christmas and Hanukkah, and so on. A lot of people ask about mail order, or an Etsy store. There is a reason I don’t do mail order (yet,…


Spring Hive Check

Today I went out to the Lansing, NY farm where I started 5 colonies of bees last spring. Twenty feet before I reached the hives, I heard the familiar buzz, and spotted bees sipping water out of muddy tire tracks. A good sign! One colony swarmed in September, and, predictably,…