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July 14, 2015

This morning I had a visit from the code enforcement lady, and she informed us that someone, a neighbor emailed a complaint about our bees.. This is totally upsetting as they have become dear to us. We live in our little house with our four cats, that have been spayed, we have beautified our front and backyard.. I take pictures and we don’t bother anyone, so I would like think. Apparently there is something about us that is bugging someone….So, how can this be? Who is out to get us for being people who care about maintaining our home and making it look pleasing to the eye.


As disturbing as it is, I understand that there are forces of darkness that thrive on taking out peaceful people, people who are trying to make a difference in some manner. People just wanting to live life, honoring God, respecting the land, people and animals.

DSC_0014Ok, I’m busted!

DSCN7924We just need more catnip..we’ll be fine

Hmm.. yes, it’s  perplexing…human nature.. to want to kill, steal and destroy. I know it’s a spiritual battle and I know who wins, I know the outcome. And I  know that greater is He that is in me, than he…that rotten devil, that is in this world. And yes, he is a loser…

1 John 4:4

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  1. July 14, 2015 3:06 PM

    I’m so encouraged by you sharing this experience, seeing how you recognize the forces of evil at work and can have peace that God is in control. I needed this today. Thank you for sharing.

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    • July 14, 2015 3:52 PM

      So good to hear that it encouraged you.. I struggled at first but when we know the truth, it sets us free to handle it properly.. (:

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  2. July 14, 2015 5:35 PM

    Just had to share on my face book page. Perfect for dealing with negativity.♥

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  3. July 14, 2015 6:19 PM

    Yes so awesome!

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  4. July 14, 2015 6:50 PM

    Did the codes enforcement officer indicate what the options are or why the complaint was made? Allergy to bees, dislike for nature, whatever? Hoping this is a brief unhappiness on a neighbor’s part that will depart with a mood shift or a wind shift.


    • July 14, 2015 8:30 PM

      Someone anonymously emailed her and voiced that they bothered them, scared them or something to that effect. These bees are not looking for people. They are about their business and don’t even bother us as we sit or work in the backyard. Will only show agitation if my husband is working with them, and not always. We were informed that they had to be on a half acre, which is not our case. There is a gentleman that works with another kind of bee, not honey,strictly for pollination. He is going to inquire for us.. We would have to move them, which would take away from it being personable. There is someone amongst us that is an unhappy individual inside. We will see what comes our way. Thank you for commenting…


  5. July 14, 2015 6:51 PM

    Forgot to mention I’m quite envious of your hollyhocks.

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  6. Ellen permalink
    July 14, 2015 7:18 PM

    Yes! Greater is He. So glad He is in our corner. But… it still sucks to live with difficult people…


  7. July 14, 2015 8:32 PM

    Yes, He is and we are finding that!


  8. July 14, 2015 8:35 PM

    I’m so sorry this has happened! 😦

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  9. July 14, 2015 10:52 PM

    What a shame that the anonymous complainer did not reach out to try to learn about the bees. Their life would be enriched by the experience.

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    • July 15, 2015 1:17 PM

      I think they watch our every move.. ):


      • July 15, 2015 2:02 PM

        Surely they could find a better hobby than snooping. Some people make me sad. Life is too short…


  10. July 15, 2015 12:00 AM

    There were several different species of wild bees in our garden yesterday, for which I am thankful. I enjoyed looking at your photos, too. Sue

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    • July 15, 2015 1:19 PM

      Thank you Sue! We have been watching some smaller bumble bee. One had so much pollen on its legs, it looked like it had difficulty walking… I might have gotten a picture of it. Thanks for stopping by!


      • July 15, 2015 1:23 PM

        One small bee had lots of pollen on its front legs. It looked over-loaded! I haven’t managed to identify the bees. Sue


  11. July 15, 2015 3:32 AM

    You are so nice dear Roberta, how positive and nice… I don’t know what would I make if I were you… But of course there is difference between cultures… A few days ago, one of neighbourgs shouted me from her garden, “Nia, there are kitten in here, they came, they are sitting under the tomatoes, how can I keep them away?”… As if I was the responsible manager of cat worlds 🙂 I smiled and I told her, “I have hedgehogs and their babies here, we can change them if you want :)”….

    Thank you dear Roberta, Blessing and Happiness, love, nia

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    • July 15, 2015 1:22 PM

      Hi Nia, thank you for the encouragement! You are funny, hedge-hogs or cats… So many neglected animals. It is hard for us that care about them.. You have a big heart dear friend. We can only do our best and do what we can.. Blessing and happiness back to you…

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  12. July 15, 2015 3:01 PM

    Roberta I’m so sorry to hear that. People will never cease to amaze me. Oh dear .. And we so need those fuzzy bees in our environment.

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  13. July 15, 2015 3:43 PM

    Some people aren’t happy without something to complain about.

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  14. July 16, 2015 4:30 AM

    Living with neighbors is a challenge and one that you seem to have risen above. Good luck finding a solution to keeping your bees. Maybe that interested neighbor would be interested if she knew bees=food to eat. My closest neighbor feeds the deer all winter and they come over and eat everything down to the ground and of course carry ticks. I just keep hoping she sees the light. 🙂

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    • July 16, 2015 1:43 PM

      I think it is a case of misery loves company so they are picking on us, but I will not jump on the!

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  15. July 16, 2015 1:41 PM

    congratulations on successfully raising bees of your own! we have tried attracting mason bees to the backyard (these are the honey-free, pollination-only variety) this year with a bee hotel, but no luck. maybe next year! our giant California lilac bush is a super attractant for the honeybees and bumblebees though, especially when the purplish blue flowers bloom all at once!

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    • July 16, 2015 2:00 PM

      There is a gentleman in our neighborhood that raises Mason bees. It is a very interesting concept and I think people rent them from him or something like that. I think he also goes around promoting bees. It’s good! It is interesting to observe which flowers the bees like. They really are going crazy with some of our herbs… Thank you for the follow!!

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      • July 16, 2015 2:04 PM

        I think we have the rent-a-mason-bee service here, too! 🙂 🙂 🙂

        it’s good to know that there are still people who are committed to helping these hardworking creatures, who are in considerable decline worldwide! 🙂

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  16. July 18, 2015 3:04 PM

    I guess those people do not understand that bees are necessary to our existence.

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  17. July 27, 2015 1:05 PM

    Are your bees humming too loudly and keeping folks awake? 😉 Some of us in VB are upset today–a permit was granted for the destruction of the Bald Eagle nest (wrongfully declared inactive) and that tree was the first one to go this morning.


  18. August 4, 2015 9:41 PM

    I hope everything works out. I don’t know about codes and poor “bad” neighbors. Why can’t people just:
    I hope you don’t mind my venting in frustration for your cause. 🙂
    I loved The Bee Movie and it’s simple but powerful message. Maybe too sad for kids but so good! xo

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    • August 5, 2015 4:08 PM

      We do have an option or two, but for now waiting on one of them. Maybe the whole thing will just go away or they will move…lol!

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