Dronings From A Queen Bee

Death by Cuddling

April 1, 2012 | Dronings From A Queen Bee

By Charlotte Hubbard When nieces Sydney and Samantha were ages four and six, one of their friend’s parents died of cancer. My brother-in-law consulted with experts about how to discuss a parent’s illness and death with such young children. He then faced the difficult task of explaining to my nieces Read more >

The “Toy” Catalog

March 5, 2012 | Dronings From A Queen Bee

By Charlotte Hubbard Page 13. Yes, all the way to page 13 of the 2012 Walter T. Kelley catalog. That’s how far I made it this year before I started dog-earring the pages of things I couldn’t live without. When the catalog comes in the mail I feel like I’m a four-year-old again, looking through the Read more >

Why Do I Keep Bees?

February 1, 2012 | Dronings From A Queen Bee

My son dates a fabulous young woman from “the other side of the tracks.” The people on “our side of the tracks” are farmers, engineers, and other laborers. Read more >

Triple Fun, Challenged Finances … Life!

January 1, 2012 | Dronings From A Queen Bee

By Charlotte Hubbard Editor’s Note: When we received an adorable picture of triplet beekeepers, the Martin boys of Idaho, we wanted to know more. Proud Papa Kirt shared his electronic bee journal, documenting “every action that I have taken with the bees.” We found the journal fascinating, Read more >