Luther Burbank Home & Gardens

The third local garden the boys and I explored was the Luther Burbank Home & Gardens, located in downtown Santa Rosa, CA. "Where world-renowned horticulturist, Luther Burbank, lived and experimented with plants for most of his 50-year career." I really loved this...

How To Make Paw Protector Wax from Beeswax

Paw protector wax is a pretty awesome gift to give those dog lovers in your life. Each ingredient has very beneficial properties such as the beeswax forms a protective barrier on your pets pads, and the coconut oil has anti bacterial properties. The Calendula oil...

Quarryhill Botanical Gardens

A very popular local magazine had published the "40 Best Ways To Celebrate Summer" in their July/ August issue. I love this magazine. We live in an area that people travel from all over the world to visit, and I only know about Target & Costco. This issue was a...

Do You Know Both Of Me?

Turns out I am a helicopter bee mom. I went out, as I do every morning, to check on the bees. It was just becoming light outside and there was a heavy blanket of fog over the yard. I wasn’t expecting my sweet bees to be out at all, yet there they were, peeking out the...

Not A Good Time To Bug The Bees

The sun isn’t even fully up yet and I learned an important life lesson. Don’t mess with your bees first thing in the morning. I really hated this lesson. In what turned out to be a 10 minute ordeal, the lesson I learned, “Don’t mess with your bees first thing in the...

It Will Bee Time Soon

I wonder if bees can tell time. I am sure they must have a sense of time since they put themselves to bed every night. Okay, maybe that was a dumb question. They are creatures that have a very real sense of time because they prepare for the winter and that...

Lessons Learned… Probably Not

I will start out this story by first saying that my poor sweet pup Casper is just fine. Happy and healthy. Now we can proceed without worry. I knew it was going to happen. Casper eats everything. How he hasn’t been rushed to the emergency vet yet is truly a miracle....

The Final Time We Have To Move The Bees!!!!

Tonight is THE NIGHT! The night hubby and I do our final move of the bees to their permanent location. We have been spending what feels like forever moving them from their original location eight feet high on a trellis, to ten feet away at a lower, more manageable...

I Can’t Wait Until I Can Stop Moving These Bees!!!!!!

I am very much looking forward to the day that I have finished moving the bee swarm I caught to their final spot in the garden. As you know, I had to move them from the location I caught them with the bait box, that was seven feet up on a trellis, to about ten to...

A Day Off From Moving The Bees

My sweet bees seemed to have a much easier time yesterday when they woke up and once again noticed they were moved two feet. I also opened up their entrance to twice the starting size. I think the colony is growing pretty fast. I see a lot of bees going in out...

Moving Bees A Short Distance Is Killing Me

I knew that moving the bee swarm box from eight feet high on the top of the arbor down to a lower location ten feet away was going to be stressful, but I had no clue just how stressed I would get. Thankfully hubby has been helping me every slow step of the way. The...

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