Thursday, March 23, 2017

Wyoming Bee College


Wyoming Bee College
I attended Wyoming Bee College this past weekend at LCCC! It was super fantastic! I attended workshops on the basics of beekeeping as well as how to plant a pollen rich garden! I learned why my beeswax candles aren't burning right...finally solved a problem I couldn't find an answer to on Pinterest! The workshops were taught by highly educated professionals ranging from medical science to agriculture. And the range of topics was very broad, so it appealed to the beginner and experienced alike. I even sat in on a great lecture on soil conservation and one on reviving native plants.

The weekend didn't just serve as a tool for beekeepers either. I was super impressed with the amount of people that traveled to Cheyenne from other states. By my naked eye judgment, I am willing to estimate that there was a 5/6 ratio of out of town guests and of those 5, at least 4 came up from Colorado. Yes! The Wyoming Bee College attracted visitors from Northern Colorado! And they were excited to be here. Two guests even complemented our downtown core.

In addition to great workshops and attracting visitors to Cheyenne, Wyoming Bee College also had great vendors. Some of which were local...

One of my favorite downtown businesses was there! Three Crows....

They had some great bee artwork...

Three Crows Art

And I bought a wonderful little iridescent bee ring bowl...

Bee Ring Bowl
If you think you would like bee keeping, you may also want to read The Beekeeper's Bible. Below is a free preview on Amazon.



How I became Considering frugal

Fueled by the growing list of pollution related allergies my family suffered from each day and inspired by my 97 year old grandmother who could recycle ANYTHING before recycling was cool, back in 2011, I decided (in the spirit of the Julie/Julia Project...) to embark on a journey to see just how much one family could do to change our planet. I did not consult any other parties before I launched this idea. Thankfully my husband, daughter and son are usually my biggest supporters. Here is the catch; as I am normally very thrifty (you can note from early blog posts), I was looking for ways that I could reduce our carbon footprint and make socially responsible purchases without increasing our spending. Mmmmmm. I did succeed in changing our habits a bit and finding ways to reduce our footprint. There were lots of fun epic fails alone the way too! But the biggest change we have made over the course of the last six years, was to move from the mega city of Phoenix to Wyoming where we are about to take an even bigger step and move out on a dirt road in the country where we can expand our hobby bees and more! You can read my full bio on my About Me page.

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