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Death and Life in the Country

Hidden Springs Lane. There is something especially sad about opening up a hive full of dead bees. Several weeks ago I wrote about my...

Of Bees and Moonshine

Hidden Springs Lane. In the spring of 2012, I started keeping bees. The first thing to notice is that people do not raise bees...

The Localist and the Big Box Store

Hidden Springs Lane. Should a localist shop at Home Depot? Or Walmart? The question, as I’ve stated it, should taste slightly off, like milk...

Beewilderment

Henry County, Kentucky.  When the massive dieoffs of commercial bees first became evident a little less than three years ago, what is now called...