Valerie Geary photo by Briana Moore

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Sweet Inspiration

A few months after I started writing Crooked River, I signed up for a Backyard Beekeeping class through Portland Community College. The first part of the class was a lecture on the basics of beekeeping and the equipment needed to start a new hive. Later the class met at the instructor/beekeeper’s house a few minutes’ drive from downtown in Northeast Portland. The yard—a “Pesticide Free Zone”—was fenced and crowded with flowering bushes and fruit trees, and scattered between this lush …

Oct 24, 2014

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