Solarbeez is a gardener, beekeeper, and sustainable living “bioneer” living on the Oregon coast. Emilyingreen is his daughter, a freelance editor and web designer. They created this website to share the experience of natural beekeeping, organic gardening, solar energy and ways to limit the use of fossil fuel.
When my daughter started this web site for me, little did either one of us know that less than a year later she would give birth to a beautiful baby girl. She has allowed me to write about the experience.
Because the bees are experiencing the rainy cold winter, as I am also, I will be writing about things other than bees when they are quietly surviving the weather.
Keeping bees has started my wife and I on a journey. We are veggie gardeners, but in our desire to provide habitat for the bees we have researched bee loving flowers and planted as many as we can. It has reignited my love of photography and everyday is filled with photo opportunities from bee activities, hummingbird pollinators, butterflies, and dragon flies. Recently as I was watching bees, a hummingbird chose a garlic seed ball to pollinate. I had a magic moment when the hummer turned towards me and hovered eye level for what seemed like minutes.
Now we are becoming aware of other insect life that we never saw before. Is it because of the flowers we planted or because we’re more observant? I wonder.