Saturday, February 15, 2020

School's out

You're probably tired of bee-talk. We finished up today just after lunch. I was exhausted. It's a two-hour drive each morning and evening plus about eight hours of instruction.

It will take a few days to digest, and assimilate all that I learned. I almost filled up a notebook with drawings, notes, thoughts, and ideas.

At the end of the sessions, I learned that I'd intuitively done many things right. I also learned that I'd done some goofy stuff. All of the master beekeepers who were delivering the classes "fessed up" about their mistakes. It made me feel better.

I'm glad it's over. I've bought new books and ordered some online to build on what I've learned. Many in the group of people in the class were people half my age. There were a few of us that got a late start, but everyone was excited about bees and what we can do to help them survive.

I'm encouraged.

We celebrated tonight with steaks. Our friend Fred joined us to dine. It was a delightful way to end the day.

Happy Saturday/Sunday.

Our apiary picture from last summer. Soon it will begin to grow. 


  1. Not bored with bee talk at all. Looking forward to learning more as you put your learning into action.

  2. You could never bee boring.
    (sorry, that was lame)

  3. The BEE thang has been very enjoyable. Now I can bounce back and forth between what you have said and what my nephew tells and feel more into his new 'life'.
    Sherry & jack

  4. You're the bees knees Rick! Congrats on finishing up and I know your hives will be buzzing with all the knowledge turned into action soon!

  5. Bee's are so interesting, just like you


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