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Backyard beekeeping keeps neighborhood blooming

Backyard beekeeping keeps neighborhood blooming

SACRAMENTO, CA. - To bee or not to bee.  That's the quesiton that's been buzzing around in my brain for years.  

Should I put a hive of honeybees in my tiny Arden park backyard?  What about my kids, will they get stung? What if a giant swarm decides to call me, "Honey," and chases me into my bed.

What about my neighbor's son, Tommy Phillips, who's terribly allergic to bees? God forbid!  How could I ever forgive myself if one of my bees zapped him into anaphylactic shock! 

Somehow, I just decided to to bite the bullet, put on my bee-bravado and head over to Sacramento's beekeeping supply shop on W street.

I mustered up all kinds of courage.  "I'd like to order a swarm of bees."

"O.K." said Mr. B, the bee man.

O.M.G.  Was that all there was to beekeeping? Just order a swarm and BAM, you've a beekeeper?

The answer is quite simply, "Yes."

Backyard beekeeping keeps neighborhood blooming

Backyard beekeeping keeps neighborhood blooming

SACRAMENTO, CA. - To bee or not to bee.  That's the quesiton that's been buzzing around in my brain for years.  

Should I put a hive of honeybees in my tiny Arden park backyard?  What about my kids, will they get stung? What if a giant swarm decides to call me, "Honey," and chases me into my bed.

What about my neighbor's son, Tommy Phillips, who's terribly allergic to bees? God forbid!  How could I ever forgive myself if one of my bees zapped him into anaphylactic shock! 

Somehow, I just decided to to bite the bullet, put on my bee-bravado and head over to Sacramento's beekeeping supply shop on W street.

I mustered up all kinds of courage.  "I'd like to order a swarm of bees."

"O.K." said Mr. B, the bee man.

O.M.G.  Was that all there was to beekeeping? Just order a swarm and BAM, you've a beekeeper?

The answer is quite simply, "Yes."

Celebrate 'Men's Health Awareness Month' with Man Up!

The Center for the Arts and Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital proclaim June as 'Men's Health Awareness Month' and are joining forces to raise the bar in Nevada County for men to Man Up and take control of their health and fitness!

The 'Man Up' event combines a presentation by celebrity health and Wellness guru, Chris Powell, with a fun and participatory outdoor exposition. The expo includes clinics and demonstration in many fun and healthy activities including martial arts, Capoeira, rock wall climbing, Russian kettle bells, yoga, and more!

Area physicians will be at the expo to talk with men about their health and fitness goals as well as local fitness partners, nutrition specialists plus more!

Take charge of your health on June 15th at the Grass Valley Veteran's Memorial Auditorium outdoor parking lot.

For more information go to: http://www.thecenterforthearts.org

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

 

Momservation: “Can we keep it?” is the last question a mother ever wants to hear.

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So how’s your week going?

I get to put down a perfectly sweet, lovable kitty tomorrow.

Letting it Ride to The End of School

Letting it Ride to The End of School

Momservation: Racing toward the last day of school every mom is thinking of throwing the race.

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Coming down the home stretch toward the end of school, I’m ready to break one of my own mantras:

Anchor Sharon Ito leaves News10

News10 longtime anchor Sharon Ito is leaving the station.

Sharon began in the business 30 years ago in radio and then came to TV news as a writer/ producer.

In her first stint at News10, Sharon produced the weekend newscasts and reported on other days.

She left to report for a Los Angeles TV station but was back in Sacramento before too long, this time as co-anchor of News10 Good Morning.

Sharon detoured to news10.net for a few years where she hosted and moderated a News10 Midday live chat with newsmakers online as well as produced for the website.

Most recently, Sharon anchored breaking and national news on News10@9.

The decision to take a career break hasn't been an easy one, Sharon says,  but she feels it is important to spend more time with her 11-year-old daughter and family.