Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Life, Inspiration, Oh, and Bees



I get a couple of questions from people all the time. The first one is "What in the world made you want to get into beekeeping?" (or some variation in that question) The second is "What's the Pen in Pen & Hive for?"

I'm still trying to figure out the answer to the first question. There's a sort of an answer here. As for the second, The Pen in the title is for writing. Anyone who thinks I'm selling them honey or hand cream or that I am some guru beekeeper with all the answers is missing the larger point of all this. My main goal is sharing information and experiences and stories. Not just about the bees but about life...

I want to inspire you. To care about your food, the bees, and to find that thing in your own life that you are passionate about and pursue it. I'll be sharing more about how I got here and where I hope to go in the future with you in some upcoming posts.

Let's face it, you can buy honey anywhere (not really but that's another post). Even local honey isn't that hard to find. What I'm giving you is a peek inside the hive. It's why I always take my camera to the apiary. I want to give you the opportunity to pry open the mysterious box and peer into the darkness with me amid the buzzing. To smell the smoke mixed with the scent of honey and wax. You might not be able to get that anywhere else.

 Beyond that I'd love to share with you what I've learned in the process. About life. About living your creative dream. About chasing something that would make a difference. About the hard days and the magnificent ones. I have heard from several people recently that they miss when I used to write about "everything" I'm pretty sure the stuff I just listed is what they mean.

Are you in? Stick around and keep reading over the rest of the year to share the journey with me. I honestly have no idea what adventures lie ahead but I'd love to share the story of whatever happens with you!

And if you get inspired or encouraged by anything you read here and never buy a single thing from me...well, I'll be thrilled.


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