I’ll tell you how I got interested in bees. When I was about 5 or 6 I went outside and I found a bee drowning in my dog’s water dish. I was really afraid of all bugs when I was little, ESPECIALLY is they happened to have stingers…but I couldn’t stand to see it drowning so I put a twig in the bowl and the bee crawled on and I told it to tell all the other bees never to sting me as payment for saving it. I would later call it “my treaty with the bees”
Now I’m 17 and still never been stung once…but I can’t expect that to last, because I just got my first two beehives and I know stings come with the territory. I’ve been studying and learning about bees from local keepers since last fall, and now I’m trying it myself.
I started with two nuc boxes, five frames each, and transferred them to my hives. I was less than graceful with the first one (turns out my gloves were too big!) and the bees were a little irritated, but smoke calmed them down. The second hive went very smoothly. I’ve checked them a couple of times since then and they seem to be doing well. I love watching them fly and the humming sound they make.
Other than that…I have a vast menagerie of interests. I’m eclectic I’m your average teenage girl. I like to read and write and draw. I love riding my bike and being outside in general. Music is great, and I love all kinds…big band, classical, rock, county…you name it! And antiques are my things…classic movies too. When I grow up, I want to be a mortician. And I’m a Christian (which is probably the most important thing about me!)
Nice to meet you!