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 city, perhaps treating people or animals in some medical capacity, and a life long circle of friends.
I got some of that right, but not in the way I expected. There have been a lot of road bumps along the way, definitely some detours, and roads less traveled.
Three years ago I was lost. I was searching for something, but I didn’t know what. I looked at my life and I felt it was missing something. I have always loved gardening, but since moving to Nashville, my plants didn’t seem to pollinate very well. I ruminated about it to a coworker, who then mentioned that he used to be a beekeeper. His garden never had issues.
It’s strange how a short conversation in passing can change your life.
I am now a third year beekeeper.
I can’t tell you how many Facebook groups I’ve joined with the focus of beekeeping or all the books, podcasts, and videos I have read and listened to. It’s been A LOT. But even into my third year, I feel like it’s the first day of school and I don’t know anything.
I started this blog because I love it: I love beekeeping. I wanted a record of my successes and my failures. It gives me peace, and I see the world in an entirely new way. I want to share this with you. But more than that, I want there to be another place out there for people to learn about bees, to see a woman in a traditionally male-dominated agricultural field, and have a place to ask questions.
I will show you what my beekeeping life looks like. I hope that my photos, my explanations, my failures, and my questions will bring you new insight into the world I fell into.
I am Alice and this is my rabbit hole.
Will you fall down it with me?