Honeybees are a superorganism

Last night at dinner time my 5 year old said "Hey Google, set a timer for 3 gagillion-billion-million-and-28 milliseconds". Well apparently Google knows what a gagillion is and at 2:03 am the timer went off. Thanks Google - I don't need to sleep anyways. I used the time, laying awake as the house slept soundly,... Continue Reading →

First Hive Check

Yes! I had made it through the week without disturbing my little colony even though I really wanted to take a peak. So finally it was Saturday and the day had come when I would be able to pry that lid off and see what my little friends had been up to and how they... Continue Reading →

Featured Flower: The Cardinal Flower

I would like to do regular weekly posts with a spotlight on native plants that can be incorporated into traditional garden settings and are beneficial to pollinators. Today I will focus on the cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis), which holds a special place in my heart. Thinking of cardinal flower always takes me right back to... Continue Reading →

The Beauty of a Meadow

Yesterday was a unicorn day - a rare and magical moment in time when all 3 of my kids played together in peace ALL DAY. There was no arguing on what to play; no shouts of "Mom!" or "that's not fair"; they simply moved from one activity to the next in a fluid motion with... Continue Reading →

My Field (er, garden) of dreams

It was early February when I stumbled across a post on Facebook in my local elementary school council group about a grant being offered from our conservation authority to public schools that wanted funding for a conservation-themed school project. Hmmmm. I love the idea of getting kids involved in and learning about problems in our... Continue Reading →

My first beehive

I love reading - always have. There is so much you can learn from reading, so many places you can go. But sometimes there comes a point when you just have to do it. Dive in and learn from trial and error, the school of hard knocks, experiences. Because somethings - like staying calm as... Continue Reading →

About My Journey

Hello! My name is Dr. Britteny Kyle and I am a veterinarian with a special interest in honey bees, a mother of 3 awesome boys, and now a blogger! So how did I get here? I graduated in 2009 from the Ontario Veterinary College and entered small animal medicine in a busy 24 hour clinic... Continue Reading →

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