Tuesday, August 24, 2010


I have some bad news. The bees are gone. Due to a series of unfortunate events, the bees are no more. Steven has explained over and over to me how it happened, but every time he starts describing it my eyes glaze over and the words, "No more honey, no more honey, no more honey" keep running through my brain. Here are the words that I remember, 'too many queens,' 'Absconsion,' and 'swarming'. Bad news. This happened back in July.

Dear Rooney Easter bees,
Thank you for all or your hard work. I much enjoyed your golden honey that had just the slightest bit of orange flavor. It was absolutely delicious. Thank you and farewell.

Steven would love to keep new bees here at the house. Moses is gone, so we wouldn't have to worry about him getting stung and swelling up like a Sharpei again (Moses that is, not Steven). However, I told Steven it would just cause me more mom anxiety. I am picturing M&m running toward me covered in bees, screaming at the tops of their little darling lungs (M&m I mean, not the bees). So we are looking for another foster family to keep new bees. It is a hobby Steven loves so I certainly don't want to spoil it for him. Anybody interested?

And oh how we love the honey.


  1. Ooh. I would like to consider fostering....or should I? Let me know the details. Otherwise, I have a good place to get honey...the Venice Farmers Market!

  2. Oh, I'm so sorry about the bees and the absconsion (still gotta wiki that one). I would love the a bee hive, that is, if you deliver. I think you know where we live.....near Dr. LaBootie!

  3. I read an article about beekeeping on rooftops in NY the other day and it just sounds incredible. So sad yours died, though I totally get the mom anxiety. My boys have no idea where honey comes from. So cool that your children know it exactly. (And kuddos to Steven for such a sweet hobby, even if it might be on pause.)

  4. oh no, we are sorry to hear about the honey. the bees.

    it sounded like you guys really enjoyed the experience of it .

    by the way i like meazis' headwear!