Honoring Bees on Day of the Dead

The first full post on the new blog Savor the Southwest was put up by beekeeper Tia Linda. As we celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), she discusses her altar that remembers all the bees that have died of colony collapse disorder.  Gorgeous photo of honeycomb.  Also a photo of a charming quilt honoring bees.

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4 responses

  1. Dear Carolyn,   I would like to start a group here in Lake Havasu City that would forage for wild plants and then prepare them for a tasty dish.  How do I start?    I have your books, but am not entirely confident that I could identify the plants correctly.  Thanking you in advance for your help.   Sincerely,   Deborah  

    • Deborah, are there any botanists in Lake Havasu that you could get to take a little walk with you and point some things out? That’s how I started. You might also look for a little book by Charlie Kane that has photographs of most of these same plants. Start with the easiest things — the 23 plants in Cooking the Wild Southwest are the easiest to identify and easiest to find. Unfortunately we are entering the winter season when most of these plants are going to go dormant. Spring is the time to really get going on this. Also, just to let you know, this particular blog is going to go dormant in a couple of weeks when I have people transitioned over to http://savoringthesouthwest.wordpress.com. Please follow us over there.

      Carolyn

  2. Sad and beautiful. As A fellow quilter, I. Love the idea of honoring the bees in such an artistic manner.

    • Linda has done three quilts on bees. Two are on display at the Raices Tailer gallery for the Day of the Dead show. But the best one that they didn’t take, probably because it is not for sale, is called Telling the Bees. When a beekeeper dies, one should tell her bees the sade news and cover them with a black cloth. The quilt shows a darling little girl holding a black cloth, on the right is a hive with bees and in the background the grandmother. I think it is so poignant. I wish you could see it.

      This blog is going to go dormant in a couple more weeks. Please go over to our new blog http://savoringthesouthwest.wordpress.com and follow.

      Carolyn

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