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...

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...

The Bee Was Rambo

I should not be so excited that I got a new vacuum, but I am. I think this is the sign that I need to add a little more excitement to my life. Nothing that keeps me up past 7:30pm though. I’m not crazy. I know what you are thinking, “What about the excitement of being...

Can We Talk About My Bee Swarm?

I feel bad for anyone who tries to have a conversation with me right now. No matter what they say I will always bring the conversation back to the fact that I finally had a swarm of bees move into my bait box. I am still just so thrilled about it. The sun was out...

Where Are You Bees???

I think my dreams of having a swarm of bees move into my bee boxes is not going to happen this year. I keep hearing about everyone else getting one without even trying. All the bee friendly planting I did just wasn’t enough. WAAAA!! I can’t complain too much though,...

You’re Not On The List

I am not a fan of the rain, but I am hoping that when the sun comes out it will be a second chance at catching a swarm of bees. I am hearing from other people that the swarms are out there and they have caught a few, but my two bait boxes are being completely ignored....

Open & Ready For Business

The word around town is that the bee swarms are happening and a farmer nearby has already caught one. This sent a little bit of a panic through me, and I got to painting and setting up a few more bait boxes. We are expected to have a really warm week, so I feel like I...

For Rent To Nice Bee Family

I have zero patience. Hubby put my beebox/ baitbox up nice and high in the yard, I added a little lemongrass oil to the entrance and on the lid to attract the bees, and I stood back to watch the bees move in. Five minutes later there are still no bees. WHAT?? The box...

Growing Calendar

When it's cold and rainy outside, or when there is snow everywhere you look, it's hard to start thinking about planting for the Spring. Personally I just want to curl up on the couch and binge watch Arrow or Stranger Things. I would make an awesome bear. I would love...

Bees Aren’t The Only Things We’re Saving!

So, as you could tell from Katrina's last post, The Bee Lifeguard, I'm a bit of a bleeding heart when it comes to all living creatures. I can not just stand by and watch suffering, no matter how big or small. Boy, oh boy was I put to the test yesterday! I have agreed...

Bee Water Stations

Not everyone can be a beekeeper, but anyone can help our wonderful little friends by putting a bee watering station in their yard. It is fun, easy, and pretty inexpensive. Bees get thirsty and need a safe place to drink. All you need is a shallow dish (A pie dish...

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