Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Thank you!

The Honey Sale at the Holiday Gift Shop went fantastic! 

A special thank you to Cameron and Marianne and Marta and Lidia for all their enthusiasm, time and inspiration. The crafts and balloons and equipment were amazing!

Also, a special thank you to all of you who purchased some honey. 
I hope you are enjoying it. 

A portion of the proceeds will be used to purchase 2 packages of bees, the box and hive and training through Heifer International (

Be on the lookout for fun information regarding bees in the coming blog entries.

Wishing you a wonderful Holiday!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Little Humbugs!

As a follow up for the Holiday Shop Honey Sale and Pollinator Information Sharing, I thought I would for the next few posts, share some fun pollinator sites that are children friendly and also informative and very much worth a visit.

On this site, they provide a little downloadable booklet about how to save pollinators, providing beautifully illustrated pictures and excellent information:

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Bee cartoons!

After the last two visits, I see why bee doesn’t drop in on grandpa more often.

An interesting take on the troubles bees are having. 

Below is the link to the site for more fun cartoons:

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Save the Bees!

My friend's son, Cameron, has been so very excited and eager to learn more about bees and to help me sell my honey, as he is quite the salesman.

On Friday, December 9th, at his elementary school, they have a holiday shop, where the children can come and purchase reasonably priced gifts for their parents, friends and siblings and he and his mother have invited me to participate. Cameron and his friend, Lidia, have made amazing bee crafts too, including bee necklaces, bee headbands and bee ornaments and Lidia will offer bee nails.

They also created an amazing information board as they are more concerned with getting the word out about saving bees and other pollinators than making money!

Stay posted for more information about how to save the bees!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Pink Footed Goose Sighting

Curiosity got the best of me today. 

There have been loads of cars parked down by the reservoir of Pine Run and I thought they might be hunters but instead they were BIRDWATCHERS! What a pleasant surprise! Cars from all over including several from Maryland.

After investigating, they are on the lookout for the

Pink footed Goose 

which normally lives in Greenland, where it nests on cliffs next to glaciers
 and migrates and over winters in northwestern Europe.

Here is a video of one swimming and walking - note the feet are not so very pink!

There have been a few sightings the past several years in PA dating back to 1997. (see

I was curious how the word gets out and I found this site:

Also, a local birder had more information about this event on his blog:

This is quite an exciting moment for birders and we were told if the goose stays longer we can expect folks from all over as far and wide as from CA coming to get a glimpse, since it such a rare event.

Happy Goose Watching!