Welcome to Beargrass Press, located in Portland, Oregon. Our focus is on offering opportunities to glimpse beneath the surface of the natural world—whether a river, a beehive, or ourselves. Often all it takes to see the world anew is a different experience of what we may perceive as simply ordinary.

As we expand our awareness and understanding, we enrich our capacity for appreciation and wonder. We have much to celebrate!

Materials that are currently available include Honey-Maker: How the Honey Bee Worker Does What She Does, pocket guides, and cards for sharing some of the amazing features of honey bees. Additional information about each of these can be found in the Portfolio as well as the Shop. As you explore materials and resources, let us know of your concerns and questions. In other words, please make contact. Among kind words about Honey-Maker are the following from Randy Oliver, Biologist, ScientificBeekeeping.com:

Fantastic book—far beyond my expectations! Well researched, accurate, and written with heart. Anyone (including myself) will learn a number of new things about bees. Definitely on my recommended reading list for beekeepers.

A word of caution in learning: Be prepared to be inspired by the small, golden insect we know as the honey bee.

 

Recent Posts

Honey, for Real*

The Complaint A highly regarded beekeeper passed along a complaint he has received, one that is filed with the Department of Justice. The complaint states that his honey has failed four “common home... READ MORE

Finding a Flower in Bloom

A small, fuzzy honey bee makes her way to a clematis flower growing in a garden nearly two miles from her home. How did she find that flower? This common occurrence tends to go without... READ MORE

Microbiomes Matter!

So many things, we cannot see. Even so, some may make their presence felt. Take, for example, the classic “stomach bug” we cite to little ones with tummy troubles. This has long been... READ MORE

That Grand Interaction

John Skinner, University of Tennessee, opened his presentation at the Oregon State Beekeepers Association 2016 conference by telling us that the interaction of plants and pollinators is his favorite topic. It is indeed... READ MORE