Bee Ready For Change

“Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.” ~ William Pollard As 2016 draws to a close, I am busy studying for the final exam in the certified beekeeper class I am taking. When I enrolled…

Bee Community

Go to the bee, thou poet, consider her ways and be wise. ~George Bernard Shaw I am really enjoying bee-ing a student again in the certified beekeeper course. A few days ago, we learned how to transfer honey bees from a NUC box to a full-size hive box. In the photo above, we were just…

Moving Into Harlem

Sometimes, the stories we hear on the news suggest that all American youth are troubled and without direction.  However, I remain hopeful.  Since 2004, my Peacemaker Family Center (PFC) team have been intentionally mentoring young adults in our community, infusing them with positive messages.  We have been providing sexual risk avoidance education to youth and…

My Beekeeping Adventures

“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” ~ Abraham Lincoln             A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about my budding interest in honeybees and beekeeping. Since that time, I have been able to begin a certified beekeepers course offered by the Broward Beekeeper’s Association,…

A Reason Why

“Never walk away from someone who deserves help; your hand is God’s hand for that person. Don’t tell your neighbor “Maybe some other time” or “Try me tomorrow” when the money’s right there in your pocket.” (Proverbs 3:27-28 MSG)   Recently, I had a conversation with someone who questioned why I would travel half way…

An Urban Bee Sanctuary

“It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.” ~ George Eliot I live in South Florida. I woke up this morning so thankful that Hurricane Matthew passed by leaving little or no trace that it had been here. Hurricanes are a reminder that nature can be…

Built for Adventure

“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.” ~ Amelia Earhart My grandson, Noah, loves new adventures. One of his recent adventures was a Birthday Party Safari at Zoo Miami for his third birthday. As we walked through the entrance of the zoo, he shouted out “‘venture, ‘venture” and began to run. Fortunately, his parents had a plan…