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.