Big Island Bees

Today we visited Big Island Bees (BIB) in Kealakekua, which is 12 miles or so south of Kailua-Kona. BIB is the largest honey producer in Hawaii--they run some 2,400 hives which are manned by eight beekeepers, including Larissa (right) who helpfully briefed us on their operation. BIB's visitor space…

Worth Reading

Trendy Green Mystifies France. Very strange that kale could manage to elude French cuisine for so long. A fun whimsical project that found its way to the front page of the Sunday Times. nytimes.com Seachange: The Pacific's Perilous Turn. An excellent three-part series about the acidification of the Pacific…

Frank Black is Back

I downloaded the latest from The Pixies this weekend after The New York Times had noted the release last week as well as the departure of Kim Deal from the band. Overall the music sounds like a Frank Black release--not a bad thing (I especially like Indie Cindy), but it's…

Letting the Lawn Go

Down at Harstine Island the last of the thistle bloom is winding down, and while there are some blackberries still blooming (believe it or not, mostly along the fringes of nearby clearcuts), the major nectar flows for my bees have ended for the season--except for Japanese knotweed. I can already…