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Saturday, September 01, 2012

Article on Urban Beekeeping in Organic Gardening

Last night I got an email from a friend of mine saying she had seen an article about me in Organic Gardening.  I was interviewed back in the spring and a photographer came and spent the morning at my house.  I knew it was coming out soon, but thought I'd get a copy when it hit the newstands.

The article is online at Organic Gardening magazine,  but there are only two photos from my hives in the online version.  My friend said in her email that she really liked the photo(s).  I decided today to go buy copies at the bookstore so I could see for myself.

I flipped through the magazine at the bookstore to the article and found lots of photos both from my bee yard in my backyard, and the beeyards of two other beekeepers, both men, one in Chicago and the other in Vancouver.  I was so excited, I bought several copies so I could give one to each of my children.

I brought my purchases indoors and opened the magazine's cover for the first time, instead of flipping through as I did before.  The second page held the table of contents and there I was, the background photo for the Table of Contents page!

I'm honored that of all the women beekeepers in the country, Janet Davis, the author picked me for her article.


  1. Wow Linda, thats so cool - you look wonderful and it is a great article. I wonder if we can get the mag out here - I will try and find out, I would love a copy !

  2. Penny3:33 PM

    Linda, I was so excited when I opened the current issue of Organic Gardening to see you on the Contents page and then the photos with the lead article! I recognized you immediately and loved the photos. Great for you and as a wonderful spokesperson for the bees!

  3. Linda, I will certainly hunt out this issue! That photo is fabulous, what a treasure. Hope they let you have a nice copy of it for yourself.

  4. Hi Linda:

    I'm delighted you like the article. I could have written a book - it was difficult with such rich resources to keep it to 1000 words, especially now that I've been hooked by honey bees (no, not beekeeping, but I'm deep into a photo project). I'm sure the magazine will send a comp copy to you, but glad you found them at the newstand. Cheers Janet

  5. Anonymous12:40 PM

    Hi Linda

    I went out and bought the copy because I just had to have it. It was a beautiful photo of you both on the table of contents and the inside article. Go glad you are getting the recognition you deserve.

    Annette from Placerville California


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