Here is an article that was recently published about Mel…it mentions the glorious oregano and upcoming From Bloom to Boom Field Day!

“For bees, the flower is the fountain of life; For flowers, the bee is the messenger of love.” – Kahlil Gibran, poet

The relationship that bees have with flowers is very much like the relationship between Zia Queenbees Farm of Truchas and Red Willow Farm, which is located at Taos Pueblo. Collaboration between the two is bringing forward a blossoming that represents new approaches, as well as a return to traditional sustainable practices.

Melanie Kirby of Zia Queenbees Farm and Field Institute has 150 hives in and around Taos. Two hives are located at Red Willow Farm. Kirby says that this partnership is an example of pollination and cross-pollination, as the queen bees she brought from her Truchas hives to Red Willow have mated with the drones (male bees) from the wild and managed hives at Taos Pueblo. The bees thrive on the wild bergamot and other plants that grow high up on Taos Mountain.

Melanie Kirby of Zia Queenbees Farm and Field Institute with one of her six bee boxes at Red Willow Farm Wednesday (May 31).