Sunday, February 9, 2014

Donnachaidh Bees

I have been keeping this blog since 2009 (sometimes I have done a better job than others), and it has always been know as "The Bee-Bottin' Bee Blog".  That is the name Chris and I came up with on the spur of the moment when we decided to start blogging about our experiences- it seemed like a fun name.  Well, it is time for that to change.

We have been keeping bees for five years now- 2014 will be our sixth.  Sometimes we have sold all or part of our honey and sometimes we have not sold any.  When we have sold the honey we have never been able to decide on a name or brand for the honey- we always just labeled it "Raw local honey".

Well last night we went to a Robert Burns birthday celebration to celebrate Scotland, our Scottish ancestry, and the life of Scotland's great poet.  We donated some honey to the silent auction and decided, since it was a Scottish celebration, to invent the brand "Donnachaidh Bees".  We all had a great time, and today I am feeling a little extra Scottish.

As Robertson's we are members of the oldest clan in Scotland- Clan Donnachaidh, which, in 1437, became known as Clan Robertson.  Donnachaidh is pronounced donna-khey or dunna-khey.  Those of you interested in finding out how cool it is to be a member of the clan can visit the Clan Donnachaidh Society web page.

Anyway, we decided we liked the sound of Donnachaidh Bees and that is how our honey will be labeled.  The website of this blog will remain, but the blog will, from this time henceforth and forever (or until we decide to change it again), be known as Donnachaidh Bees.


Jim Davis said...

Cool name! Not exactly one you could spell by sounding it out, though, and I'd sure hate to have to spell it, but I really like the sound of it.
Hope your bees are doing well--if mine make it through this winter, they are real troopers.

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