Blog Stories Annual Honey Harvest Time! 

Annual Honey Harvest Time! 

By Natalie Strom, September 11, 2020

It’s so fun to be an urban farmer in Portland!

We keep two bee hives in our very modestly sized backyard and collect the honey every year around this late summer/early fall season. It doesn’t take much to have 20,000 loving pets buzzing around the yard. We have really appreciated the platform it gives us to teach the kids about local honey’s medicinal qualities, the ecological life of bees, and how they are essential to almost all of the food we eat.

What’s amazing is that each hive has its own very distinct characteristics and personalities. One is super organized and the other is quite haphazard in its comb production. Plus they each produce their own unique taste. My 13 year old said one tasted like apricots, and the other like wildflowers. Ever since we’ve kept bees, our urban fruit production has gone bananas (actually it’s gone pears and plums, it’s the PNW after all).

We live only a single block off a bustling commercial area of SE Portland so it’s not like you have to live in the sticks to be an urban farmer. It’s so fun to see what one small lot can produce.

When I have an abundance of honey, it makes such a fun client gift!

~ Natalie Strom, Living Room Realty

 

Natalie Strom

Broker | Earth Advantage | ADU Specialist | OR

She/Her

“A Zillion Stars” Natalie Strom is a great communicator and loyal advocate. With superior service and expert advice, Natalie delivers unwavering kindness for every client. With skill, enthusiasm, and knowledge of the industry, Natalie navigates and negotiates real estate transactions professionally from start to finish. An upbeat, yet calm demeanor helps people who work with her feel prioritized and understood. Natalie is versatile and experienced in handling residential real estate of all kinds, whether its buying or selling single family homes, investment property, or condos. As a former marine biologist, Natalie worked on major marine oil spills, most famously the catastrophic BP spill, the Deepwater Horizon in 2010. This background underlies Natalie’s interest in our everyday human impact on the natural world, particularly in increasing energy efficiency standards for homes. Natalie has experience in building her own highly energy efficient detached ADU and has been an Earth Advantage Broker since 2018. Natalie’s passionate about nature-based adventure travel, community, and making new friends. She enjoys time with her two teenaged boys, husband, and goldendoodle and has enjoyed SE Portland as her home base since 2000.
Read More
  • T: 503-453-6014
  • nataliestrom@livingroomre.com

You might also enjoy

Hello, its Julia!

Julia Robertson

Let me re-introduce myself. Hello, I’m Julia! Real Estate Broker in Oregon, Washington and Utah. I’ve...

REAL ESTATE NEWS: LIVINGROOM SPRING NEWSLETTER!

Aryne + Dulcinea

THE LRR SPRING NEWSLETTER IS HERE! Check out Living Room Realty’s Spring newsletter full of stories,...

Just Listed! Rose City Park Jewel Box!

The Twin Team

3325 NE 73rd Ave Portland, Oregon 97213 Redesigned, reimagined and restored to perfection! This sweet sized...

PORTLAND NEWS: 12 SEASONS OF PORTLAND

Aryne + Dulcinea

12 SEASONS OF PORTLAND THIS IS A FUNNY ONE! PORTLAND IS KNOWN FOR (4) SEASONS. BUT...