"If we disconnect from the natural world, we become disconnected from who we are — to the detriment of our health and the health of the ecosystems on which our well-being and survival depend." -- David Suzuki
"The more I learn about bees, the more I want to know. My first "bee" blog was on February 19, 2011. I'd discovered a wild beehive with honey bees. I am reminded of the famous quote by Lao-Tzu where a thousand miles begins with a single step. My bee journey began with a single bee -- quite literally. I was photographing one bee in February and as I followed the bee around, I looked up at one point and realized she had taken me to her beehive in an oak tree. Since that day, I've been visiting the hive often -- sometimes daily -- weather permitting. It's been my very own live nature show. I am in love with, and in awe of, these stunning creatures!" - ( I wrote this back in 2011 and I've been in love with bees ever since!_)
"I often wear black, yet I've heard that's not the color to wear around bees because it can draw them to me. I guess they've been known to get aggressive? I don't know. I've never had an issue. Some of the bees will land on me to rest or clean themselves, or maybe out of curiosity, but most of them fly around me like I'm part of the natural environment. I love that. In a world so divided, and our own nation lacking harmony and togetherness, it's comforting to find a place so inviting and to feel like such a part of something. I've said it before about my bees, but it's worth saying again: I love how they have a live and let live attitude. The world would be a better place if more people adopted that philosophy -- as long as no harm is being done."