Friday, July 06, 2007
Friday's Show and Tell/Honey Bees
It's Friday again and time for Show and Tell over at Kelli'sThere is no place like home. Take a look at her blog and read some wonderful stories and visit some very talented people.
My Show and Tell this week is my honey bee hive. Though I have a degree in Entomology, this is the first that I've really used my degree (except to identify bugs for family and friends :-).This year time and desire finally linked up. I took a series of classes on how to have a hive and on March 31st I brought home my bees.
Answers to some questions:
Yes, I've been stung twice. And that was due to doing something stupid on my part.
No I will not get honey this year. There is not enough of it and the bees need something to live on during the winter.
Yes, they are absolutely beautiful. The hive makes a quiet humming noise when I open it up. When the bees are getting pollen from the trees there are so many of them that it looks quite magical.