Unexpected Swarms

I do a lot of things outside beekeeping. I read a lot of bee books, I taunt my husband mercilessly, and I fiddle with art. For the past 6 months, I have been investing in a tattoo that covers the entirety of my back. It is a dragon with wolves running underneath. Each of my…


Beekeeping has always, from the beginning and still today, seemed to wipe away the days’ ills. When I am out with the girls, I am more present than I am at any time of the day. I usually do my inspections in the afternoons because I work during normal business hours and I don’t like…

What Is An Angry Rocket?

Honeybees are considered livestock in Tennessee which allows them to be regulated and banned from HOAs at their discretion. I am lucky enough that I live on a peninsula near a lake and a state park. My house backs up to this elderly gentleman’s property that loves honey, owns his own land, and had no…


My name is Arianna. I am 40 year old wife, self-proclaimed nerd – before it was cool – and a student of life. If you had asked me where I would be 20 years ago, my answer would not have been even close to this. I had imagined a life in the thick of a…

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