I have a SLIGHT obsession with bees.

I remember as a child going out in the backyard and seeing bees all over the flowering bushes.

Nowadays the only time I see a bee is when they’re lying on the ground dead or near death.

I have a strong hankering to start my own little bee farm and I’ve noticed several of my friends on Facebook have started bee houses in their yards.

I even dated someone who was a beekeeper but never got around to picking his brain and starting my own colony.

I did get a jar of fresh local honey from him though, and it is GLORIOUS!

This is all just a segue to say that I fell hard and fast for a pair of BIG FUCKING BEE EARRINGS.

I found them on etsy and I love them!

I also discovered this stained-glass raven necklace which I love as well:

It reminds me of a friend who rehabilitated a raven with a broken wing only to discover how smart and loyal a bird it was.

I’m going through a bit of a wild animal phase right now and wondering how I can tap into it for another costume project.

I know Burning Man is going virtual this year but costume planning is a year-round activity for me.

It also helps me to cope with the strain of the coronavirus.

And I’ll take relief any way I can get it.

Honey, what?

I signed up for a Beekeeping class with gourmet honey and wine tasting.

Did you get that?  There will be wine tasting.  I signed up on that premise alone.

Me and wine?  We’re like this.  Thick as thieves.

I’m expecting to spend a few hours learning the in’s and out’s of keeping bees.  How do you house them?  How do you get a colony?  How do you harvest the honey?

All very good questions, and ones I hope they answer during our class.

The beekeeping facility closest to me is in Felton at Hallcrest Vineyards where I think I went wine tasting before. With my ex boyfriend Luke (puke).

The wine however was fabulous and I remember taking home a few stunning bottles of their Pinot Noirs.

So you can imagine I’m quite interested to learn more about the wine.

I mean the bees.