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More Bee Zen: New Bee Packages-Part 1

By Gary F. Bengier | May 31, 2020 | 5 Comments

Gary here. Thanks for stopping by! It’s the weekend, after another week of social distancing here in northern California. And now, let’s all take a deep breath, and try to relax. It’s time for a quick trip to the apiary, and this time, to install three new packages of bees, that I received through the… Read More »More Bee Zen: New Bee Packages-Part 1

Is there any good hiking in Scotland?

By Gary F. Bengier | May 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

“So, Paul, is there any good hiking in Scotland?”   Gary here. Thanks for stopping by! That was the innocent question from my brother-in-law, Don, that started it all. The three of us—myself, Don, and my friend Paul—were sitting around a campfire at Benson Lake, deep in the Yosemite backcountry. It was a slog to… Read More »Is there any good hiking in Scotland?

More Bee Zen: Harvesting Honey

By Gary F. Bengier | May 24, 2020 | 2 Comments

Gary here. Thanks for stopping by! It’s the weekend, after another week of social distancing here in northern California. And now, let’s all take a deep breath, and try to relax. It’s time for a quick trip to the apiary, and this time, to harvest some honey from one of our flow hives. Join me… Read More »More Bee Zen: Harvesting Honey

Self-Reliance: Build Your Own Dream Tree House

By Gary F. Bengier | May 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Treehouses can be an excellent opportunity to do something yourself, without undue reliance on anyone else. I’ve found if you embrace your independence and are methodical, then lots of problems fall away, and your path forward clears. This attitude also teaches one to be more methodical in doing any project, perhaps being more “zen.” Which… Read More »Self-Reliance: Build Your Own Dream Tree House

More Bee Zen: Rechecking Our Split

By Gary F. Bengier | May 17, 2020 | 3 Comments

Gary here. Thanks for stopping by! It’s the weekend, after another week of social distancing here in northern California. And now, let’s all take a deep breath, and try to relax. It’s time for a quick trip to the apiary, to check on the new colony that we tried to make from a split. Let’s… Read More »More Bee Zen: Rechecking Our Split

A New Narrative of the Economy after COVID-19?

By Gary F. Bengier | May 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

“Economics. The dismal science.” “I didn’t find it dismal,” she said. “It shows how the world works.” From Unfettered Journey   I spend some time in my speculative fiction novel discussing the possible economic structure circa 2161, 141 years in the future. But COVID-19 has thrown the global economy into a spin, and it is… Read More »A New Narrative of the Economy after COVID-19?

More Bee Zen: Wildlife and TP

By Gary F. Bengier | May 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Gary here. Thanks for stopping by! It’s the weekend, after another week of social distancing here in northern California. And now, let’s all take a deep breath, and try to relax. It’s time for a quick trip to the apiary, watching the wildlife along the way, as we learn about bees and their TP. Here… Read More »More Bee Zen: Wildlife and TP

Climbing Mytikas-Finding Zeus

By Gary F. Bengier | May 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

I have had a bit of a climbing bug over the years. Let me be honest: this came about because I was—and still am—a bit afraid of heights. I decided to face that fear head-on. So I started climbing some (relatively easy) mountains. These are not “climbed Everest” stories. These are merely “guy afraid of… Read More »Climbing Mytikas-Finding Zeus

Kent State 50 Years Later: What Have We Learned?

By Gary F. Bengier | May 4, 2020 | 2 Comments

Today, on the 50th anniversary of the shootings at Kent State, I’ve been thinking about my personal associations with the event. I was in the ninth grade when it happened. I lived in a small town in Ohio 70 miles away, and yet because the news hit the global stage, it felt like it was… Read More »Kent State 50 Years Later: What Have We Learned?

More Bee Zen: Checking Frames

By Gary F. Bengier | May 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Gary here. Thanks for stopping by! It’s the weekend, after another week of social distancing here in northern California. And now, let’s all take a deep breath, and try to relax. It’s time for a quick trip to the apiary, to check on the frames in a couple of our colonies. Here are a few… Read More »More Bee Zen: Checking Frames

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