Friday, October 15, 2010


Some time ago (I've lost track now), I used to be
a beekeeper.
I miss my bees, and bees in general.
They are more scarce now due to mite infestations
throughout the country and are truly
seldom seen.


You  either like bees and are fascinated by them
you are deathly afraid of them.
Bees have that effect on people.

Even though my bees are long gone, and my garden shed now
sits in the place their hive once was, I have many
mementos of them throughout my home
and yard.

For years I had a lovely beeskep that sat in the middle
of my herb garden.  But the weather and elements took a
toll on it, and now all I have is my picture to remember it by.

In my garden shed on a shelf up high, I have several bee
plates that were given to me as gifts.


In my laundry room hangs a beeskep picture and a 
bee fly swatter.
In my kitchen a tiny bee buzzes amidst an arrangement
of fall silk flowers.
Did you know there was such a thing as "bee on a rope"?

I have bee coasters . . .

and bee candles . . . 

bee books and bee fabric . . . 
(both books are great reads), and
a smaller bee skep that stays inside . . .

and lastly, my bee cross-stitch sampler.
One might think my house is swarming with bees, but
their presence is so discreet, you may not even notice them.
Even though my bees are gone, these cherished objects will 
always remind me of my fine fuzzy friends.

I am linking up with Debra at Common Ground for


Sharing Shadymont said...

I am one of those who is afraid of bees since I am allergic to their sting, but they are very fascinating. I love all your "bee" items. They are really pretty.

Rita @ said...

What a great post. Thank goodness you have that photo to remember it by.

Vicki said...

I love this collection of bee items...its the "bees knees!" The keeps are gorgeous. I'm sad the one outside fell victim to the elements. I love the items you shared and the story. How interesting that you were a keeper. There is a bee farm(?) near our home and they sell all types of delicious honey. I've always been too scared to go on their tour. What do you think? I'd love to go and take pics for my blog.

Debra@Common Ground said...

I love bee images, but a sting really gives me problems. You have some lovely bee items, love the skeps and oh, the candles, just gorgeous. Needlework too is so wonderful. Hope you're having a great weekend!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

I love bees...and often have thought of having some hives...but things have changed with the mite problems!!! All of your beautiful mementos are so pretty!!!

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