My name is Erik Brown and my initials really are e-e-b, so what better blog to have than one about bees! Growing up, we visited my grandparents on Block Island, RI nearly every summer for a week or more. My grandfather kept a few dozen hives on the island and raised and sold honey for nearly 40 years. He always said that he won the Rhode Island state fair a few years in a row, and then stopped going because he knew his honey was one of the best. I spent many hours watching him make candles in his Candle House. I visited the bees with him once but was only 9 years old and got scared.
In the fall of 2014 I was exposed to a top bar hive at a craft fair, and couldn’t stop thinking about having my own hives. So I tracked down the vendor and bought one, attended bee school with my daughter, and started keeping bees in April 2015. I started this site in 2014 as an outlet for my thoughts and activities, and have been posting off and on ever since.
When not thinking about bees, I work in the IT business in northern Virginia. Aside from the little buzzers, I enjoy soccer, writing, and annoying my family.