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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."

Firehouse Announces Facebook Fundraiser

Firehouse Announces Facebook Fundraiser

The Firehouse has partnered with the Sacramento Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for a very special Facebook fundraiser! From April 9-13, the Sacramento SPCA will receive a $1 donation from The Firehouse for every new “like” the restaurant receives on its Facebook page.

Please encourage your family, friends and co-workers to participate!

SAKrescue Cat/Kitten Adoptions @ Incredible Pets, Sat. Mar. 3rd!

SAKrescue Cat/Kitten Adoptions @ Incredible Pets, Sat. Mar. 3rd!

SAKrescue is having an adoption event this Sat., March 3rd!

We will be at Incredible Pets, located at 5030 Folsom Blvd in East Sac, from 11-3.

SAKrescue Cat/Kitten Adoptions @ Incredible Pets, Sat. Feb. 18th

SAKrescue Cat/Kitten Adoptions @ Incredible Pets, Sat. Feb. 18th

Are you lonely? Need someone in whom to confide? Why not adopt a warm, sweet, cuddly kitten/cat? The kittens/cats are looking for their “forever” homes, and they deserve to have one.

We, here at SAKrescue, recognize the economy is bad and times are hard.

La Riviera dog owner offers $1,000 reward for missing pooch

La Riviera dog owner offers $1,000 reward for missing pooch

SACRAMENTO – The owner of an escaped 4-year-old pure-bred Brittany Spaniel offered a $1,000 reward for the pup’s return on Tuesday.

Gina Knepp of  Sacramento Animal Control said Rusty the Brittany Spaniel escaped from his rear yard onto the American River levy on November 24.  The other dog that escaped with Rusty was found, but Rusty remains missing. 

According to Knepp, the owner has posted over 100 flyers and rides his bike along the American River trail from Rancho Cordova to Cal Expo daily in search of his dog.

The owner also told Knepp he has investigated all area shelters with no luck.

Rusty was described as mainly white with a big orange patch on his back.  He has red ears and a white forehead and mouth.  He weighs about 43 pounds, has medium length fur and a short tail.

Anyone who has seen Rusty was asked to contact the City of Sacramento Animal Care Services at (916) 808-8333