It has been quite sometime since I saw a honey bee here at the farm. At one time we had three hives, we didn't gather honey, we just left the bees to themselves, as they happily gathered their nectar, and pollinated our plants!
Since the bears destroyed the hives, and the bees left, pollination as not been what we wanted or needed, so after attending a seminar on beekeeping this spring, we decided to get another hive or two! This time we are going to try, and I underscore the word, (try) to maybe become better bee keepers! To our understanding, insects, diseases, and predators have really took a toll on the honey bees, which are so important in producing crops! I can really tell a difference since ours left!
At the seminar we bought a hive, found a gentleman who raises and sells bees, and waited and waited for the call to come and get them!
He called last night and said they were ready, so off we went this morning!
What a wonderful experience it was for me, I learned so much by just talking and observing with this gentle man!
I was a little afraid, as I didn't want to get stung, of course I asked lots of questions!
We checked on them a little later and they were as happy as bees could be, flying in and out, I hope they like their new home, I know I am happy!
This has been another busy week for us, lots more projects almost completed. They say you never get to old to learn new things, that is so true, I learned of what to do and what not to do in my work! I also learned a lot about myself, and of how God takes the small mundane things to teach me and grow me into what He wants me to be, for that I am so thankful! I never want to get to the place that I feel as though I have arrived, I want to always be open to what God has for me! Each day brings me so much joy in knowing who really is in charge!
Psalm 119:103~ How sweet are Your words to my taste, Sweeter than honey to my mouth!