So now that we have successfully added a flock of laying hens to our home ( 7 eggs today- despite the zero degree weather we have been having all week!!) I have this next crazy little idea brewing: beekeeping.
I spent the morning with my father attending a beekeeping lecture at the local Audubon nature center, a true local gem. Two very knowledgable local beekeepers shared their insights and much helpful information on how to get started.
With visions of glorious bottles of gleaming golden honey to share and enjoy (and maybe even sell), I am gathering bee books and searching the Internet to garner information on this fascinating practice of stewardship. Meanwhile, having never actually been stung before, I am asking everyone I know just exactly HOW MUCH does it hurt?? I’m not so excited about that prospect…
There’s much research to be done yet, but with a little luck and perseverance, we may just be able to add beekeeping to our list of skills around here, and that would certainly be something to be excited about.