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We were lucky enough to get a preview this afternoon of Lee’s Bees, a project that two Menlo Park kids — 10-year-old Heather and her 12-year-old brother, Jason — have been working on this summer, under the guidance of their grandmother, Sandy Lee, who lives next door to her grandchildren.

The young bee keepers tend two hives that are located in Sandy’s backyard. Dressed in bee suits, they harvested the honey from the hives earlier this summer. “Then we used a spatula to scrape the honey off the frames,” explained Heather, a student at Upper Laurel School.

On Saturday, they’ll be at Cafe Zoë (1929 Menalto) from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm selling honey as well as an amazing variety of products they’ve made from the honey, including soaps, balms and lotions. Also available is a series of books with bee themes that Heather has written and illustrated.

For his part, Jason, who attends Hillview, has prepared index cards with facts about bees. “One of our goals is to teach everyone who walks by about bees,” said Heather. “Honey bees are members of our community, and we want bees to thrive.”

The brother and sister have also added photos of the hives on a poster that implores people passing by to “save the bees.”

After covering expenses, the siblings plan to use the proceeds from Lee’s Bees to save for college. “I’m trying to teach them entrepreneurship,” added Sandy.

Photos by Linda Hubbard (c) 2017

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Facebook launches mobile farmers market in Menlo Park & East Palo Alto

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Facebook, which has hosted farmers markets on its campus, is turning the tables and bringing produce directly to three nearby community sites — Onetta Harris Community Center in Menlo Park and St. Francis of Assisi Church and the East Palo Alto Senior Center, both in East Palo Alto. The new mobile market began today and will run […]

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Menlo Park Farmers Market marks 25th anniversary

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It was a day for celebrating at this morning’s Farmers Market in downtown Menlo Park where festive balloons lined the marketplace. A group from the sponsoring Lions Club was on hand to present the vendors with commemorative plaques and hand out cake to market goers. We chatted with Lori Hennings who has been the market manager […]

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First Sunday in May brings new seasonal treats to Menlo Park Farmers Market

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A sunny Sunday morning brought some new choices to the Menlo Park Farmers Market. The opening of commercial salmon season at Pigeon Point meant Pietro Parravano had a good selection of the tasty fish at the hefty price of $29.95 a pound, reflecting the economics of supply and demand. “We’re not looking at a long […]

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Family-owned Occasions, etc… celebrates 25 years in Menlo Park

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Editor’s note: Colin Jenkins submitted this post. InMenlo profiled Occasions, etc…co-owners Carrie and Colin — who grew up in Menlo Park and who still live here — in  2012. Started in our Menlo Park garage as Menlo-Atherton Trophy in April of 1992 selling trophies and awards, Occasions, etc… is proud to celebrate 25 years in business on April 15, […]

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Learn about Stanford’s Middle Plaza project at community meeting on March 16

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In a press release issued today, Stanford University said there will be a community meeting tomorrow (Thursday, March 16) to provide local residents with the latest information on the plans to turn an 8.4-acre stretch of vacant car lots along El Camino Real in Menlo Park into a mix of housing, offices and retail. Known as Middle Plaza, the […]

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From interior design to furniture – a journey that leads to Moxiemade

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For the past seven years, Nancy Evars and Dimitra Anderson have offered interior design services, bringing, as they say, “a bit of moxie” to their work. “We are driven women, both from New Jersey,” said Dimitra. Added Nancy: “We love to work, we love to be creative.” Today they’re launching a new business called, fittingly enough, Moxiemade, offering a […]

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Urban Botanica comes to Allied Arts offering flowers and plants

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After a career in commercial real estate and property management, Lisa Berlin-Solberg (pictured left) took a break. She decided to enroll in a floral design class, which led to working part-time at a florist in Lafayette. She then went back to her career while she researched how to make a living as a florist. Eventually, she found a floral […]

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Spotted: Lots of crab at Cook’s Seafood in Menlo Park

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A front page story in today’s San Francisco Chronicle laments the diminishing supply of Dungeness crab at seafood markets and restaurants in the Bay Area as the crab fishing strike goes into its second week. So, chalk up another reason to be thankful for living in Menlo Park with resident seafood market (and restaurant), Cook’s. When […]

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Do your holiday shopping right here in Menlo Park

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Each year, we try to spotlight some of the great merchants offering a plethora of holiday gifts right here in Menlo Park. And thanks to long-standing, InMenlo contributing photographers, Irene Searles and Scott R. Kline, we’ve been able to profile many of these merchants – and showcase their wares – over the years. We do […]

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Lisa Slone Moss launches Cocoa Crayon featuring products for babies, kids and grownups

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A former magazine editor who’d worked for Condé Nast and Hearst publications, Menlo Park resident Lisa Slone Moss found herself pushing a baby stroller around the streets of New York in the early 2000s, pregnant with her second child. But what a stroller it was, one that she’d imported from Holland. And it caught the eye of […]

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