First hive inspection

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Yesterday it was 80 here, so Stephen and I decided to go into the hives. I’ve stood next to him before as he’s gone through them, but never actually opened up the boxes myself.

I was terrified. LOL! We have the top part of a bee suit but not the bottom. The last time I was stung by a bee, it was when one flew up my skirt. So yesterday, the only thing I was worried about was that I’d be holding a frame full of bees and that a bee would fly up my skirt and sting me.

It didn’t happen though. I was very relieved.

The bee suit is miles too big for me, but hey, it works. It even fit me last summer when I was 9 months pregnant with Esther. I’m just thankful to have one though.

The beekeeping class we’ve been taking has been fascinating. I really enjoyed going through the hives yesterday. We saw honey already too. . .which is good – we’re already getting requests for our honey this year. At this rate, if we were keeping a waiting list, we’d be sold out before we even harvest honey.

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4 thoughts on “First hive inspection”

  1. Very Stylish! You need a pink suit! That looks cool. I hope you get to make candles! They smell so good!

  2. I would be terrified even with a complete suit! I am over my fear of snakes, almost over spiders, but I don’t think I’ll ever be over bees. I think the one time of being stung 50 times embeds a fear.

    Our local feed store is now carrying the boxes. Hopefully, my husband will see them when he goes in and gets a “stinging” for some.

    1. 50 times – I’d be terrified of them after that myself. Wow. I’m not sure I’d be able to gracefully have my husband keep bees if that were the case either – I’d be afraid to go near the hives!

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