Erik of Bees with eebMy 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.

4 thoughts on “About

  1. That’s wonderful that you had a grandfather who kept bees and gave you so many great memories. Your new hobby will always keep you connected to him.

    Love your site — especially the layout and functionality. Very nice!

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  2. Cathy Misko says:

    eeb, I was researching winter bees poems and found you! What a lovely poem, O Little Hive in y Backyard! Thank you for not focusing on mites for this one! I love it! May I use it in my little club Apiary Buzz Newsletter in Missouri? I would love to acknowledge you but do not know your name! Bee Merry! Cathy Misko

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