So earlier this year, Harry asks me, “Bob, have you ever thought about raising bees?”
“Why no,” I replied, “why would I think of raising bees?”
So, Harry went on to explain why he raises bees, and soon I was interested. Then I got home and discovered ‘Raising Bees’ was the very next item on my ‘Bucket List!’ And that’s how I got started…
First I bought the book, “Beekeeping for Dummies,” an excellent book. Then Harry and I built my first two hives. As Spring (2012) approached I bought my ‘uniform,’ and the tools I would need for beekeeping.
On 25 April 2012 Harry and I went to Waldo, OH where I bought my first two ‘packages of bees. A package of bees is 3 pounds of bees and a queen.
We then came home and inserted them into the hives.
‘To Bee and, Not to Bee….’