March 1, 2013 · 10 comments

Honeybee’s comb is about the coolest stuff ever. It’s beautiful, functional, symmetrical, and it smells good to boot.┬áComb is also a wonderfully multipurpose substance. It provides structure for a hive, the right nooks and conditions for rearing brood, and storage space for pollen and of course, honey. Bees have four pairs of glands on their […]


I’m kind of obsessed with cast iron. Even though my cast iron pans are heavy and large, I can mostly justify keeping what I have and occasionally adding to my collection even with very limited storage space because they’re functional, and they’re beautiful. Vintage cast iron is my guilty pleasure. For the record, I believe […]


We ran out of honey recently. I know. It’s bizarre. We have dozens of hives right outside, but we didn’t have one bit of honey in the house for a few days, and it was a real crisis. Henry did a pretty complicated bee removal last week involving several ladders, power tools, and boxes of […]