Friday, April 6, 2012

New neighbors

 

new neighbors

I can just barely see these new neighbors through the trees across my cove.  Jason and Amy are starting a small bee colony! 

They are not majorly going into the honey business; they just want enough for themselves and family and friends.  Lucky us!  I’ll round up some mason jars for sure.

I am also learning a bit about bees from them as they go along.  They are mighty interesting critters, and are obviously very vital to the pollination of crops.  I think they will be quiet neighbors as they go about their honey business.  I won’t bother them if they won’t bother me!

The wee boys are excited about this whole process, but they are especially looking forward to their first taste of real home made honey.

Sweet!  Well, except that Jason has already gotten stung once.  Ouch!  But that is one of the hazards of being a beekeeper.

So that’s our newest excitement here in paradise.  Have a fabulous Friday, y’all!

7 comments:

Barb and TheDailyGs said...

Bees are vital to the planet! What an exciting thing for the boys to see and learn first hand!

Happy Friday! big hugs xoxo

silverthoughts2 said...

I stepped on a beehive when I was about four, got stung seven times....then over the years I got stung four or five other times...the worst being one on my finger. Needless to say, I have a very strong aversion to bees.

ivana said...

Ciao Sandy!

Really exciting! The boys are very activ and expert in many things!

Have a serene Friday!

Big hugs!

Sandee said...

Bees are very good neighbors. You just have to know how to handle them. Very carefully. I'll await the next post about these wonderful neighbors.

Have a terrific day and weekend honey. Big hugs from cold California. :)

Linda said...

I've heard that honey from local bees really helps when it comes to local allergies so everyone will be even healthy once there's some honey to eat. An added bonus!

Hope you're having a great Good Friday!

Jean said...

I used to be so darn afraid of bees. It wasn't until our oldest started bee keeping that I quelled that fear. I suited up and watched them in their habitat and got to learn firsthand how tame bees really are.

You will love local raw honey. It's a lot of work, but so worth it.

If she needs any tips, I can put her in touch with my stepdaughter.

Jean said...

P.S. Make sure they have extra "supers" on hand as the colony grows.