Bee in Touch – Waggle – Shake your stuff

Thank you for visiting the site…and for your interest in connecting beyond a basic browse! I don’t always have very good internet connection (some of my villages don’t even have electricity) but I love hearing from you all the same and I will try to get back to you as soon as I can. Here are some great ways to be in touch!

Facebook: BALYOLU

Twitter: InspiredBeeing

Email: inspiredbeeing (at)


* Note: this site is about inspirational stories, honey experiences, and promoting social/environmental good. If you are doing something unethical with your bees or honey, I will not include it on the site. Also, all material on the site unless otherwise noted is property of Inspired Beeing. Please let me know if you would like to use any photographs or written work, credited sharing is a happy honor. Plagiarism is a plague. Thank you. Go forth and inspire!

Waiting Bees - by Cat Jaffee

Waiting Bees, by Cat Jaffee – Poised at the entrance of a traditional hive, two bees discuss.

  1. I love and believe in what you’re doing. You had a sister in California who completely supports your dream and choices.

  2. *Ahem* HAVE a sister. And had. Past tense.

  3. Cat, I am in awe of you. I knew you were highly intelligent and inspirational but this is just amazing. I wish you all the best in this incredible journey and thank you for all you are doing for the women of Turkey and beyond. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist you and your project. Women like you don’t need much help but humor us please and give us something to do. Much love.

  4. Tracy Bellehumeur

    Dear Cat – Noelle and I are concerned about the earthquake. We hope you are okay. Amazing that Noelle remembered where you are and immediately asked after she learned of the earthquake, “what about the bee lady in Turkey?”. Take care, Tracy and Noelle xoxoxo

    • Noelle is incredible. The earthquake was terrible. While I am physically fine, my heart hurts a lot. Please tell Noelle thank you for remembering me. I am back in Boulder for a bit, working on launching the Balyolu program in Kars… and COLORADO :). Would love to talk, will send you an email soon!

  5. Cat, I awarded you with the Liebster Award. You can read the rules and get the banner at The Orange Bee. I enjoy your blog as I too have a fondness for bees. I can’t wait until spring so I can open my hives and play with mine again.. It’s a tad too chilly in December to be opening hives but spring will be here soon enough.
    Merry Christmas,

    • Linda! Thank you for your continued support and kind words. I always love reading your posts and comments. It’s cold here in Colorado and in Kars. You could say it’s a bit of the bee off-season, but great for pulling together the business plan and our team strategy. Thank you again for your encouragement – you keep me motivated! My best to you!


  6. I have been through you site and enjoy it tremendously. I have lived in Istanbul for 7 years now and consume honey daily. I’m writing you for some info. I am trying to find raw, unheated, unfiltered karakovan honey. I actually take a teaspoon of the honey each morning as medicine. Do you have any recommendations? I have been buying for years from a man who deals with herbal medicine and he is very trustworthy, but the honey he has is filtered. I also have been speaking with people who specialize in honey, or at least the advertise so, but I’m nervous if their products have additives or not, i.e. sugar and/or meds for the bees. Some names of brands, stores or websites to order from would be deeply appreciated. Oh, and one last thing, any recommendations on better versions of honey for medicinal purposes. The guy I mentioned earlier speaks highly of “Anser Bali,” but It’s crazy expensive.

  7. We are a small honeybee rescue non-profit located near San Francisco. I am making an informational flyer and would like your permission to use your “bee hive on the ledge” photo. I think it is a really nice picture that “says a thousand words” about the plight of the honeybees.

    We do not have a marketing budget, so I was hoping as a fellow beekeeper, you would be willing to share your photography for the cause.

    Thank you

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  9. Hi Cat, that’s a great story – thanks! Next time I come to Istanbul I’ll ask around for some Deli bal. I’m writing a lecture on bees in warfare – mind if I use your blog post? All credited, of course!

  10. KLAUSESBEES LLC from Southern California – a friend/customer of ours from one of our markets sent us the video that Spencer made – we have now put it on our fb erikaklausdeckerkoepfli and fb Klausesbees ~ it was very nicely done and totally enjoyed – as on beekeep to another and one whose honey is prized and greatly appreciated around the world ~ we share common values for content, concept and enthusiasm ~ we invite you to get in touch with us. erika/ klaus

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