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Beekeeping Audition For A Kashi Commercial

Beekeeping Audition For A Kashi Commercial

Today Mr. Foxypants and I auditioned as beekeepers for a Kashi commercial. We were recruited by a local casting company through our bee club blog. I don’t know if any other actual beekeepers auditioned today, but the lobby of the casting company was full of actors auditioning for the beekeeper part. They were all wearing […]

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A Beekeeping Murder Mystery On The Rockford Files!

A Beekeeping Murder Mystery On The Rockford Files!

Two great things that go great together: beekeeping and THE ROCKFORD FILES! This episode aired in 1974. Sadly, 37 years later, beekeepers are still facing the same issues. On an amusing side note, David Chase, the creator of THE SOPRANOS, was a writer and producer on THE ROCKFORD FILES. If you watch THE ROCKFORD FILES, […]

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Garden Hack: A Citrus Peel Starter Pot For Seedlings

Garden Hack: A Citrus Peel Starter Pot For Seedlings

This is one of those desperation is the mother of invention moments. I recently discovered that Mr. Foxypants had thrown out my seed-starting tray “to make room in the garage.” Don’t get me started on the “WTF-buddy-throwing-away-tools?” screed. I’m still mad about it. You don’t want to hear it anyway. Since I’ve pledged to once […]

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The Incredible Art Of Tomas Libertiny & His Bees

The Incredible Art Of Tomas Libertiny & His Bees

With a Little Help of the Bees by Tomas Gabzdil Libertiny of Studio Libertiny was part of Droog‘s Smart Deco 2 Show at Milan 07. Libertiny made the vase shaped hive by building a wax infrastructure that the bees then colonized, building a their comb around it. Libertiny calls the process “slow prototyping”–it took 40,000 […]

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52 Letters, 52 Weeks Challenge: Seed Exchange

52 Letters, 52 Weeks Challenge: Seed Exchange

My friend Glen, who I have never met in person, traded me egyptian walking onions for lettuce and chard seeds. I love my adult pen pals.

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Film & Beekeeping Interview In Asiance Magazine

Film & Beekeeping Interview In Asiance Magazine

I met Candace Kita when she showed up at our November garage sale for the sole purpose of buying my Hello Kitty Sandwich Maker. (Insert asian girl joke here). Candace interviewed me about producing movies and beekeeping for the February issue of Asiance Magazine. Career: Max Wong – Beekeeper (Asiance Magazine)

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Turtle Survives Raccoon Mauling & Double Amputation–A Bittersweet Birthday Story

Turtle Survives Raccoon Mauling & Double Amputation–A Bittersweet Birthday Story

I was kicking butt all month socking away $50 here and $20 there from garage sale earnings, half.com sales, and birthday checks toward my goal of being $25,000 richer by the end of 2011. Then, yesterday, my savings for this year went back into the red, when we discovered that a raccoon had mauled our […]

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