Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
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Sunday, August 28, 2011
Sweet Beginnings, LLC makes the family of beeline® products, an all natural line of raw honey and honey-infused body care products. We extract our honey from our all natural urban apiary in the heart of the North Lawndale community in Chicago. Our honey is known for its complex flavor, a result of the varied flora of our urban environment. Our beeline® skin care products are of exceptional quality and are all unique in their use of the natural gift of honey as a moisturizer. Not only do we respect the earth in the production of our products, but we also provide important transitional job opportunities for area residents who struggle with barriers to employment.
The page goes on to explain the skills the workers learn. It’s pretty impressive:
Sweet Beginnings … offers full-time transitional jobs for formerly incarcerated individuals and others with significant barriers to employment in a green industry – the production and sales of all-natural skin care products featuring its own urban honey. Sweet Beginnings workers care for the bees and hives, harvest honey, make beeline® products, package and ship products, track inventory, fill product orders, and sell at retail outlets and special events. These training and work experience modalities transfer to market positions in manufacturing, food service, distribution, warehousing, hospitality, customer service, and more.
The truly important point here is that “The recidivism rate for former Sweet Beginnings employees is below 4%, compared to the national average of 65% and the Illinois average of 55%.”
Saturday, August 27, 2011
And, thank goodness I never have to take my bees for a walk. Can you imagine 60,000 teeny-weeny leashes?
Friday, August 26, 2011
Blessed are those who check up on their friends, for they shall help to prevent the dread blog-loss disorder!!!!!
THANK YOU, PETIE, FOR EMAILING ME. I'D FORGOTTEN TO PUSH THE RIGHT BUTTON
Thursday, August 25, 2011
When it was all over, I brought the super back inside. No comb on it at all yet. I'll put it back in next spring.
Fran's bee.s.: Thank you to those who emailed me asking about the bee sting on my leg. It's still pretty swollen. To get an idea of the size of it, spread your fingers really wide and lay your hand along the side of your leg. I'
ve started taking an antihistamine. Probably should have done that as soon as it happened. I'll see if I can take a picture of it tomorrow
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
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Monday, August 22, 2011
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Saturday, August 20, 2011
Of course they're still not hanging out much:
Friday, August 19, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
sorry the picture's fuzzy...
BEEattitude for Day # 309:
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