beekeeping at Homeadow Song Farm + interview with C.V. Mansoor

Exploration, Homeadow Song Farm

This past weekend I did something I never thought I’d do… beekeeping.  I love bees, what they do for us and the environment is invaluable.  (If you haven’t seen my post about the bee-based crafts I made on the farm earlier in the year, you should check it out.)  But honestly, I’ve always been a little afraid to work directly with honey bees.  Something about being surrounded by thousands of tiny flying insects that may or may not want to sting you always gave me the heebie-jeebies.  But this weekend I was able to overcome my fear and help transport and install two packets of bees at the Homeadow Song Farm apiary.

for the bees

Exploration, Homeadow Song Farm, Inspiration

In a previous post I talked about the beginnings of my wonderful internship at Homeadow Song Farm.  I had worked on making tamales the first few weeks, and talked about new things that I learned about the nixtamalization of corn and the in-depth processes of truly slow food.  I have also been getting much more in touch with other aspects of the farm, including getting to better know the helpful farm assistants, the bees.

internship at Homeadow Song Farm

Exploration, Homeadow Song Farm

A little over a month ago I began my internship at Homeadow Song Farm, an artistic homestead in Spring Grove Village, Cincinnati under the guidance of C.V. Mansoor, a fine artist currently practicing through the activities of her farm.