Sadly 2016 got to be very busy being back home in Minnesota after returning in April of 2016 from my Peace Corps Response Beekeeping position in Grenada, Eastern Carribbean. I wanted to write, wish you a happy and hopefully productive 2017 and let you know what I’ve been up to.
So with my job I stumble upon wonderful things, mostly resources and great people. Here is just a few to list.-Stephanie Hsia has put out a great little book, The Almond and the Bee, a steal for $9 on blurb. $2 of each purchase going to either the Xerces Society or Project ApisM http://cargocollective.com/almondandbee/About-Almond-and-the-Bee
Isn’t that a mouthful?! And is what I’ve been doing for the last 3 months specifically for Grenada. I’ve been gathering for most of the year, finding little gems (like actual island specific plant books-which are very hard to come by on the island due to all the libraries being closed after hurricane Ivan due… Continue reading Making of a region specific bee fodder plant list
Working anyplace new is intimidating, interesting, integrating and always makes for good story. Grenada is no different. The island life is a good one, relaxed, always close to a beach and a drink of choice. That is unless you have work to do. Beach and drinks aren’t much of a distraction, ‘liming’ or hanging out… Continue reading Grenada: Work & Life on the island