It bee nice

bee flapping on clover

It was only a matter of time……

flying bee

…before I found myself going along to a beekeeping course.

beekeeping taster day

Today was the day. I needed to know if I could handle it. How would I feel with lots of bees buzzing around me? Possibly upset at me being there. After over an hour in a bee suit, looking into bee hives and picking up frames to inspect, I now know. Yes! I can do this!

Next step is a full beekeeping course. Then some bees. Next time, I’ll probably avoid wearing the suit on such a hot day and using manuka honey moisturizer!

cows crossing the road

Journey home.

(Couldn’t resist stopping near Cheddar for strawberries to take home. Yum!)

8 thoughts on “It bee nice

  • Monday 15 July, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Oh good luck. I’d love to have bees one day too. Juliex

    • Monday 15 July, 2013 at 11:31 pm

      Not there yet, but one step closer. 😀

  • Monday 15 July, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    i have an allergy that would keep me from bee keeping, but i have friends with bees who are generous with their honey, so i consider myself lucky!
    i will enjoy following your bee adventure vicariously though!

    • Monday 15 July, 2013 at 11:37 pm

      Lucky you having a good supply of honey. It will be lovely to pot up the first honey jar.

  • Monday 15 July, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    How exciting.
    I did a bee keeping course just before we ended up leaving the UK, and I never followed it up over here. The whole language thing is still kind of hard sometimes.
    I still love the idea though, and know I will end up doing it one day.
    Can’t wait to hear about your adventures with bees :mrgreen:

    • Monday 15 July, 2013 at 11:38 pm

      I hope you have a chance to get your bees. Especially after putting in all the work.

    • Wednesday 17 July, 2013 at 11:13 am

      Hmm. Not a typical day, but a lovely one.

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