Author Archives: Grateful Trees & Bees


About Grateful Trees & Bees

Grateful Trees & Bees is a family-owned and operated company based in Durham, NC. For the love of trees, we provide North Carolina landowners with forestry consulting services and professional arborist services, including tree removal, tree establishment and tree care. For the love of bees we also offer urban beekeeping services and kitchen garden installations. Contact us at 919-889-3242 or jake@gratefultreesandbees.com for a free custom quote.


Six Seeds for Simple Collecting from the Kitchen Garden

One of Grateful Trees and Bees’ guiding principles goes like this: “Look around you for what’s required – life provides for necessity.”  We certainly employ it in our tree services operations, choosing to see the wood debris generated by tree pruning or tree removal not as disposable waste, but rather as potential firewood, wood chips […]

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Harvest Fall Leaves to Feed Your Trees and Garden

It’s harvest time in the Piedmont of North Carolina.  At Grateful Trees and Bees that means we’re bringing in from our kitchen garden carrots, sweet potatoes, chard, peppers, green beans and the errant, late blooming tomato or cucumber.  It also means we’re eagerly awaiting the peak harvest season of our favorite autumn crop: leaves.  Or, […]

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GTB Launches Forestry Consulting Services

Greetings!  It is my pleasure to share the good news that Grateful Trees and Bees now offers North Carolina landowners a full array of Forestry Consulting Services.  In April 2014, I realized a life long goal, becoming a North Carolina Registered Forester.  I am excited at the opportunity to engage the Grateful Trees and Bees […]


Italian bees are a great species for the new beekeeper.

The Birth of A Bee

Our friends at HarvestLiberty.net found some brood on a honeycomb frame.  They saved the brood from the honey extractor, but not before taking a few stills of a hatching apis mellifera ligustica.  They created a quick one-minute (and, in their words,  “decidedly unprofessional slide show”).  Check it out, it’s as quick as the flight of a […]