I’ve always known bees are important to our ecosystem, though it didn’t really hit home until the Almond Board of California invited me as part of a group of dietitians up to Lodi, California to learn more about almond farming. After that trip, I signed up for a beekeeping class at San Francisco Honey & Pollen Company, which left me incredibly inspired to help the bees in any way possible. The following Spring I set out to home my own honey bee hive.
Hello from California! It's been a long time since I've contributed to the site. I'm not making excuses but rather explaining that in 2015 I made the very big decision to move across the country from New York to California, and while I knew it would take a lot of preparation and work, I had no idea just how much until it actually happened. Despite the many months of figuring out logistics, closing up ties in New York, settling in to a new area, starting a new job, making a new home, etc. etc., I haven't looked back once and can say this change was more than worthwhile.