Pollinator Picnic at the Washington Park Arboretum

Yesterday a small group from the BlogHer Food conference had a nice lunch and learned about the importance of bees are to our own food source. I’ve always thought bee hives were cool (and really want to photograph a beekeeper covered in bees one day!) so this was fun to see.

That’s a photo of Krista from Seattle Bee Works. They do cool things like let normal folk have beehives in their yards in exchange for honey, and they take care of all the work (you don’t have to be a beekeeper to have one in your yard). I think that is sooo cool, makes me wish I didn’t live in a condo! (I don’t think my neighbors would appreciate a beehive on the roof-deck, hehe.)

That little glass of cider on the bottom-left of the photo is from Finnriver, and it was delish. I’m not a fan of sweet beer or cider drinks, but the one I tried was like a sparkling girly beer (that’s about the best description I can come up with). :) They allow visitors to their farm, so I may have to head across the water and check it out one of these days.

I’m really looking forward to the rest of the BlogHer Food conference … so far I’ve met some really wonderful and friendly people, and I’m guessing it’s only going to get even better. :)