“I like pulling on a baggy bee suit, forgetting myself and getting as close to the bees’ lives as they will let me, remembering in the process that there is more to life than the merely human.”
― Sue Hubbell, A Book of Bees: And How to Keep Them
People often ask me how I got started keeping bees. I always say that it started with a single garden bed. It’s all a natural progression, really. The more I got involved in observing God’s creation up close and personal, the more I wanted to learn and the more skills I wanted to add.
So, in early 2018 I ordered my first hive of bees from Texas Bee Supply. I picked them up Memorial Day weekend and, voila, I was a beekeeper.
It’s been quite an adventure since then. I’ve passed both the apprentice level and the advanced level of the Texas Master Beekeeper Program. I’ve gone from keeping the bees on borrowed land in the town where I live, to borrowed land out in the country, and finally to my own little slice of heaven on Nonsense Farm.
It’s always a good day if I’m going to be getting into a beehive. <3
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