The Byrd and the Bees

We’re getting bees!

After trying to convince The Engineer (aka my husband) beekeeping would be a great hobby for him, I recently realized that it would be an even better one for us to do together.

Initially, I was put off the idea for myself because, well, you know, even the gentle honeybee sometimes stings, and The Engineer is a lot more stoic than I am about that kind of thing.

However, after speaking to a friend who took up beekeeping last year, I realized how fascinating the little buggers are and decided I wanted to be a part of it.

So, we’re starting our hive for the following reasons.

  1. Colony Collapse Disorder — honeybees need all the help they can get right now.
  2. At our ages, it becomes especially important to occasionally learn something comepletely new and somewhat out of your comfort level.
  3. We would be starting on this new endeavor together, both novices and learning together.
  4. I use a lot of honey in my tea.

I can’t wait to learn more about these hardworking little insects, and I hope you’ll join us in our adventure!

Look at this one — so loaded with pollen she can hardly fly. (Photo from:

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