Do you Facebook?
I only do so I can put the HPO headlines front and center...as an old person, I have to face that social media is the way the majority of the public inform themselves.
I have taken advantage of it and have LIKED several pages that are helpful and I can learn from.
Recently there was a FACEBOOK FIGHT on a bee association page...how can you tell it was a fight? It's so interesting how the tone of a written word makes itself loud and clear!
The topic...keeping bees or having bees...two entirely different things and the whole rant really put me in my place.
I am not and never will be a
so I guess that makes me a
this is my life list and I wanted to raise honey bees for a very very long time...so long ago that I almost forgot about it!
I suspect this was me in some other life...I would be the one drawing, except she's right handed
maybe what I really love the most is growing flowers and therefore having bees just comes with it
and no matter what, if you keep or have...you will get a bee sting
don't be scared...it only hurts for a little while...last week I got a bee sting on my upper lip and reminded myself of Marge....as my dad used to say
"I've had worse on my lip and never stopped whistling"
HAVING bees is so easy...no daily checks of the hive, no finding the queen and putting a dot on her, no inspections for mites and worms and bugs and stuff...no...just let the bees be bees like they have been doing for thousands of years...all without the help of a human
on occasion...giving them a little intoxicating cedar smoke (it intoxicates me too!)
and taking just a little bit of God's perfect food to have and share...
I hear it's the best thing in the world for a bee sting!