Monday, August 16, 2010

Oh, Honey!


A quick drive up to Edmonds this morning to catch the Kingston ferry. A short but lovely crossing, and then a beautiful drive across the Hood Canal Bridge and along the top of the Olympic Peninsula to Port Angeles. There I met Roy Nettlebeck, the beekeeper behind Tahuya River Apiaries. He was remarkably generous with both his time and his knowledge, and I can't wait to sit down and write about this charming, happy, intelligent man. His concern for the health of our planet dictates the way he cares for his bees, and we get to eat the rewards! This is a photo of me, in a suit of armor (sort of). When I look at it, I can still hear the sound of the bees buzzing in numbers that would normally send me tearing off into the woods. Don't I look brave?

After the bee safari we chewed chunks of honeycomb dripping with pale, warm fireweed honey fresh from the hive. Not bad for a day's work.