You can call me Queen Bee and baby, I’ll rule.

May Ling Su Patron Pornsaint of Honey Bees

I’ve dubbed myself May Ling Su, the Patron Pornsaint of Honey Bees.

Because I love raw honey. I’ve eaten all kinds of local raw honey everywhere I’ve lived. Each batch is a whole different taste of flowers. I eat it for fun and for health. I stir it into my tea, swallow it when I have a sore throat or a cough, and slather it on skin problems.

Honey is magical. And like all magic, I owe it my protection.

We have 3 acres of land and done nothing this spring. We have a landscaping company as our nearest neighbor, and we’ve gotten flyers advertising lawn mowing services, but we are standing our ground, letting the dandelions bloom yellow blooms all over the place. The bees love it! It makes me so happy to see them buzzing around. Our hydrangea tree is still barren, mint still low on the ground. I’ve got to feed the bees somehow until everything else blooms later this summer.

May Ling Su feeds the bee

Join me in taking care of the bees. No matter how small or how big your garden is…

DO enjoy raw honey from your local beekeeper.

DO explore organic ways such as using compost to grow your plants.

DO use biocontrols such as ladybugs to prevent insects from eating up your plants.

DO leave some undisturbed “wild” areas in your garden for bees to take shelter in.

DON’T use toxic pesticides, especially neonicotinoids. Don’t believe all the bee-washing. That stuff kills!

I am happy to report that 10% of MAYCAM‘s membership dues for April was donated to the Pesticide Action Network, which is working to replace toxic pesticides with alternatives that are in harmony with nature.

donation to pesticide action network

(And I bought a set of honey spoons from Honey Love’s Etsy Shop. But that’s purely selfish.)

More info on protecting bees:
Honey Haven
Honey Love

Fundraising Art Event:
The Bees Knees is on Saturday, July 19 at 6pm.
Alexi Era Gallery
1426 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103

Can I trust you with my secrets?

May Ling Su shadow

I watch you from the shadow and give you my heart.

When I was younger I really believed that if I am true to myself, I would attract and repel what I need. All I had to do was be unapologetically myself. It worked for a while. I lost people who never were my friends after all, gained new friendships and developed deeper appreciation for the people who truly matter in my life.

Now that I am older I have come to realize that being unapologetically myself may not be the key to getting what I want in life. Putting all my cards face up on the table is not what will win me the game.

I think that when I was younger I was wide open to what the world had in store for me. It took a lot of courage (and the stupidity of youth) to lay myself naked at the world’s feet. Now that I have seen what the world has to offer, I can direct my energy toward what I want in my life, and not be so at the mercy of what life throws my way.

So I’m holding my cards closer to my heart, playing the game with more experience and hopefully more skill.

12 years of blog entries I previously had on this website are now tucked away in MAYCAM, where I keep my secrets. It is a private website. Before you enter it I need you to promise me that I can trust you with my secrets. Promise, and I will give you my heart.

Caption This Contest #10

May Ling Su and the machine

Come up with the best caption for this photo and type it into the comment box below by the end of Sunday, May 4. Adult participants only please. The winner gets a week-long MAYCAM pass so put your thinking caps on, lube up, crank it, and GO!

Update: Thank you for playing Caption This Contest #10. The winning caption is by Sean: May is thinking… “This is the last time I order a steampunk vibrator, dammit!” Congratulations, Sean! Check your email box for your week-long MAYCAM pass.