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Photo Friday: Bee Friended

Last night I interviewed a long-time friend, Tina, about her hobby.  She and her dad are beekeepers. Turns out her dad wanted to be a beekeeper since he was 10 years old.

Tina noticed a class at the community college and the rest is history. Dad is 83 years old now and still out their living 80 pound beehives along with Tina.

I learned a lot about bees and how they work, work, work.  I learned the origin of “freebie.” Yes, when you get something for nothing.  I learned about colony collapse.

I’m writing a feature for the local paper, but I bet I’ll have a bunch of info left to share on a STEM day.

For now, I’m sharing a photo I took in my flower garden.  Bees are rather friendly creatures. As Tina says, “They just want to work.”

Here’s a photo of my grandson petting one of our bees. Okay, the bee isn’t really ours, he belongs to a hive.  Isn’t it just so human to claim nature as ours?

Petting a bee

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4 Comments

  1. Jen Jen

    I always look forward to the bees coming back each year. I’m trying to convince my husband to let us keep some bees when we move into our new house – we will have 1.5 acres – but so far he’s not buying it. I’m going to keep working on him.

    Great photo!

    • Adela Adela

      Tina says it’s a lot of work, but so rewarding. She advises to learn as much as you can first. I’ll be writing more next week, so come back and visit again, please.

    • Adela Adela

      I know what you mean, Lux. Who wants an insect dive-bombing her? Right? Of course, if they feel threatened, bees will sting. The trick is to go slow. And to know the difference between a wasp and a bee. Wasps are aggressive.

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