Saturday, May 30, 2009

Update: Early Summer Team Challenge delayed!

Come to your hive, gather around and hear the buzz!

Attention, fellow Honey Bee Helpers! The deadline to enter our contest has been POSTPONED for a month.

The NEW deadline to enter our Early Summer Team Challenge is now:

Thursday, July 23, 2009.

Maybe that will give everyone some extra time to complete your challenge item so that we will have more contestants for more fun ... and more excitement!

Keep those creative juices flowing and think: beach - flowers - summer fruits (thanks to our busy honey bee we have plenty to chose from) palm trees - ice cream - outdoor grilling - whatever reminds you of summer. The possibilities are endless!

I wait all year for these sweet jewels of summer: thank you, little honey bee!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Green Tip: Plant yourself some herbs!

Plant some herbs for cooking and medicinal purposes!
You can start from seeds, or buy baby plants and bring them home.

You can put them in your garden outside (make sure they aren't in a spot where wild animals will decide to mark them, though! Eewwwww!), or plant them in pots and place them in a bright and sunny window!

You'll save money from buying herbs at the grocery store, and save on packaging, too!
Plus, fresh herbs taste better than dried ones AND they're better for you- all the nutrients are still in tact!

Keep your herb garden organic. If you find that some of your yummies are being destroyed by bugs (caterpillars love parsley!), perhaps you could plant extra for them, since pollinators need all the help they can get! Or, clean them off and move your herbs indoors away from those who partake in them.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Treasury! May 23 :)

Sweet Sea Honeybees- treasury featuring greens and blues from our wonderful team!

Visit! Click! Give our team some love that it deserves :)

Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Treasury West- May 20!

Hello Bees, we have a new Treasury!

Thanks to Doris for creating this one!

See it here- click, comment, click some more and give it some love ;)

Green Tip of the week.. "Off White"

From my "Page A Day" Calendar from May 17- which isn't today, but I liked this tip :)

Try to break the association between snowy white paper products and cleanliness. White paper products are bleached with chlorine or chlorine derivatives, which release dioxins- known carcinogens and endocrine disrupters- into the environment. (Plus, the chlorine industry itself is amajor source of neurotoxic mercury emissions.) So seek out products labeled Processed Chlorine Free (PCF). Same goes for cotton linens- a pure white product has most likely been treated with toxic bleach.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


It's on, bees!

The new team Challenge entry is "A Day at the Beach" (Theme picked by Doris, winner of our previous team challenge).

Please go to the Ning page to see more details about the challenge. And please try to get over to Ning once a week and post something (even just a hello in the Team Chat thread) so we know you're still part of the team!

Thanks everybody!!