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.
- Colony Collapse Disorder — honeybees need all the help they can get right now.
- At our ages, it becomes especially important to occasionally learn something comepletely new and somewhat out of your comfort level.
- We would be starting on this new endeavor together, both novices and learning together.
- 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: http://beesweetnaturals.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Honey-Bee-Flowers-Widescreen.jpg)