Monday, March 14, 2016

Honey Bee Love at Williams-Sonoma

Clearly we have a great affinity for the honey bee in this happy little hive.  Really, it started at the very beginning.  Melissa is the Greek word for honey bee (as in if I were introducing myself I would say, "Hi, I'm honey bee...").  Then in college, Daddy took the boys and me to a beekeeping class.  Although we were skeptical at the time, it's ended up being a true love.  It took a bit of convincing for Hubby to bite the bullet and add a couple hives to our yard, but I finally won him over. (I am, however, still working on the chickens.  No luck yet.)  Although it sounds corny, seeing them zip around our backyard really does make my heart smile.

So, when the latest Williams-Sonoma catalog landed in our mailbox last week, I had an awfully hard time resisting placing an order.  It's buzzing with the sweetest little bee items.

My favorite is the darling embossed china.  How cute would it be for a dinner in the garden??  (Yes, with our bees providing the entertainment.)

Iced Tea Spoons

I'm not entirely sure I'd be able to construct this darling beehive cake like it looks in the photos, but it might be worth a try.  The pre-made royal icing bees add a cute little touch, too, and I know I'd be capable of adding them to some homemade cupcakes.

Cake Pan
Finally, how cute is this kitchen towel?  And with it's French sayings, it's the perfect combination of two loves.

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While we're discussing our beloved bees, I would be remiss if I didn't mention how very important they are to our everyday life.  Two out of every three bites of food is thanks to them.  When you're purchasing your flowers this spring, please take a moment to ensure your flowers have not been treated with neonicotinoids.  Although there are some big box stores weeding out (pun intended...I know my neighbors don't love our dandelions and clover, but our bees sure do....) this treatment in the next couple years, they will still offer many treated flowers this summer, so please choose wisely.  You can read this article for more information.   And please, please, please don't spray hives to get them out of your yard.  Find a local beekeeper who, I'm sure, would be thrilled to come relocate them.

Happy Bee Love! 
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1 comment:

  1. Love the story behind your blog title. We have a dear friend here that keeps bees. Nothing better than fresh, local honey!! The WS items are just perfect for your home.


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