Welcome to my blog. I use this as a space for my personal postings about beekeeping, knitting, cooking, baking, traveling, reading, writing, and other ventures. I also have a blog about my experience as an educator — http://www.kowalogy.com. Check it out if you’re interested in that sort of yarn.
My husband and I are beekeepers. We have gone from having one hive in 2007 to five hives in 2010 and we are planning on expanding more this season. We love our ladies more than we can express. We worry about them constantly and have to remind myself that I am looking at millions of years of evolution refined to an art — these girls know what they’re doing.
For anyone toying with the idea of getting at least one hive, I highly recommend it. My neighbors love the fact that we have a hive and are eager to watch and witness all the work we do. And no doubt if you look around your community you’ll find a surprisingly large and immensely supportive beekeeping community to help you along your way.
I’m also an educator (I’ve taught for 10 years, everything from middle school to graduate school), and am currently working on my dissertation in curriculum & instruction. I currently teach composition at the college level. I was also a journalist for 12 years, working in New York City for Reuters, as a reporter, and for The Associated Press, as national photo editor.
If you would like to contact me you can send me an email at: monicamkowal[at]gmail[dot]com. I look forward to hearing from you.