Bee Nestled in Flowers by Claude Mondestin

Cooking with honey

the sweetest gift we received from bees.

ShareTweetPinRedditFlipEmail+1Share Maybe humans figured out that honey was an amazing food and sweetener before they started painting images of someone collecting it on cave walls more than 8,000 years ago as we can see in the image shared here from a cave in Valencia, Spain. Certainly, someone would’ve figured it out eventually. Even so, sometimes it seems like we’ve forgotten how amazing honey, nature’s sweetener really is these days, as… Read More »

Appalachians learn beekeeping skills. Source: John Farrell

Displaced Coal Miners Turn to Beekeeping

Appalachians reconnect with nature to support their families.

Clean energy and technology are going to displace people from their careers. Still, there are endless opportunities for all of us to have a meaningful role in transitioning to a cleaner greener world that needs a lot of healing. John Lilly is helping people do just that with the creation of the Appalachian Beekeeping Collective, helping displaced coal miners turn to beekeeping, reconnecting with nature, supporting their families and working in unity with another species.

Bee in a honey comb

Bees Our Chubby Winged Friends

ShareTweetPinRedditFlipEmail+1Share Some of my favourite winged friends are bees. Bees are cute, scary and an integral part of the life cycle. Where would we be without them? They pollinate the plants of the world thus being symbolic of fertility and many make delicious honey too.  Even life itself is likened to their honey as a metaphor – how sweet it is! On a personal note, they just make me happy when… Read More »