What do you do when you haven’t a clue? You go back to school, which is what Paul and I did recently enrolling in beekeepers 101 course. The books have come out, internet, you tube and any documentaries we can watch to learn how to keep bees!
We aren’t beekeepers extraordinaire just “ordinaire!” But we are learning what constitutes a healthy bee hive.
Saturday we spent at an “open hive” where you examine what a healthy or not healthy hive looks like.
We have their little houses ready to go and their field planted with wild flowers, mowed and ready to welcome our bee-babies into their new home. I feel like an expectant mother awaiting her babies!
I guess it will be a bit like motherhood though, where no amount of books, information sources and classes can really prepare you for the practical lessons we are about to learn.
The reward will be loads of sweetness which sounds very much like parenthood!
Here are some of our pictures in our space age type bee suits and the group ready to examine hives. The newbies are the ones with the clean suits – everyone else is covered with goop from the hives which I hear can get rather messy – again another allegory to parenthood!
Anyway just thought I would share our latest journey into the world of beekeeping!
Until next time