Bees, Glorious Bees

Apr 28, 2015

IMG_7969It was late afternoon. The time of day when the light becomes crisp, and shadows lengthen and darken, colors pop.

We came upon an adorable home with flowers blooming, all in rows, proper yet unruly at the same time.




We also saw a faux beehive…




The number on the sign is no longer in service, but a call to the San Gabriel Fire Department did inform us that Jim Frawley, former Fire Chief, began the bee rescue program, working with Tyson Kaiser of Urban Beekeepers of Los Angeles. The Pasadena Star-News reports in an article dating February 2015 that over two years, Captain Frawley has rescued over 100,000 bees.

The picture, below, may look terrifying to some, but this is a mass of faux bees…




…though these guys in front are definitely real…




We did learn this past weekend while visiting Santa Barbara that when you let your backyard “go to seed” (minimal work, no over-watering), the next year you have your own wildflower patch. The whole yard was alight with California poppies and the bees were plentiful and buzzing…






For information about bees and rescuing bees, especially honey bees, check out Tyson Kaiser’s out of Santa Monica.


2 Responses for “Bees, Glorious Bees”

  1. Hey Kat,
    What a great idea!

    BTW: I was in Santa Barbara this weekend as well. Seeing and hearing “Streetcar Named Desire,” the opera by Andre Previn at the Granada Theater.

  2. Kat Ward says:

    Sounds lovely, Alice. How was the production? Love the Granada.



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