It’s been a crash course in beekeeping around here lately and I can hardly wait for spring to get started with our own hives.
We met with the most interesting beekeepers who shared a common message of simplicity and ease when it comes to beekeeping as well as their passion for the role bees play in our lives. We also got to help extract and enjoy some of the most delicious honey that of course comes along with it all.
I was fascinated with the beekeepers who were peacefully raising their bees smack dab in the middle of town. There were no problems with neighbors and all the neighborhoods were experiencing better gardens each year.
- Some were in it because their children got them started through school projects.
- Some were in it for the honey and all the goodness they can create from the byproducts.
- Some were in it for Queen Rearing.
- Some were in it for educating others and helping people get started with their own hives.
- Some were in it simply to play their part in nature.
Look at this beautiful starter hive that our friendly beekeeper Jason of Foley’s Russian Bees built for us. I look forward to filling it up this spring with some of his Russian Bees and beginning my own journey as a beekeeper…..fascinating creatures, they are.
Thank you to everyone who shared their experiences (and honey) with us…we look forward to sharing it with everyone!
Cheers to backyard beekeeping! (If you’re remotely interested in doing it yourself, I highly recommend exploring what you need to do to take action in your area…good stuff!)