Last week I attended a full day of Bee Keeping Class. It was amazing. These creatures are amazing – all they do is work all the time! This was the first time the hives had been opened all winter so the bees were not that thrilled to come out and see cold weather and no new plants to get pollen from, but we were amazed to peak inside the hives. The bees all crowd into the middle of the hive and survive on their honey stores from the previous summer. When the weather breaks and spring comes they start collecting pollen and making new honey stores and of course fertilizing their queen.
We have our hives assembled and painted and are just patiently awaiting the arrival of our bees in May! I will keep you all updated of my daily life with bees and hopefully will have some honey of my own to show for it this fall! No matter what we are able to harvest I know this is going to be a great learning and growth experience for me.
I will write more later – gotta run and plant some more seeds!