The Secret Life of Beekeepers (Part 2: The Honey Doers)

The Secret Life of Beekeepers (Part 2: The Honey Doers)

The raw emotion generated by their reunion surprised no one as it followed several long, cold months fraught with uncertainty and traumatic travel. And, when Pat Del Ponte finally laid eyes on the beehives he’d sent to California for the winter, he could barely contain himself. “When they said they were alive, I pretty near [...]

The Secret Life of Beekeepers (Part 1: What’s the buzz)

The Secret Life of Beekeepers (Part 1: What’s the buzz)

I didn’t even know my friend Ann and her husband Pat kept bees until I saw her Facebook post announcing their hives’ triumphant return from a winter in California. I also didn’t know that people sent their honey bees to winter in warmer climes. Or, just how precisely a community of bees works to make [...]