Tuesday, April 4, 2017
My first memories of honey bees was seeing my great-uncle tend his bees. He had such a peaceful smile on his face.
Beekeeping means something different now compared to those many years ago. Now its about the future.
I would like to get my son Bodhi at least familiar with beekeeping, maybe learn some nature. I won't push it, though.
Today I gave him his bee suit. When I first got my bee suit, he was jealous. He's really into superheroes, he was playing Spider-man, so I said I was "Bee-man". He really wanted a bee suit so I bought him one.
It's a bit big on him, but he manages okay in it and he really likes it.
We went out to the hive. Our cat Tiggy followed us. At one point he even jumped on top of the hive. Silly cat.
It was later in the afternoon, so mostly bees returning to a full hive. Some of the bees had big pollen loads, bigger than I saw before. I warned Bodhi not to touch the bees. If one landed on him, don't swat it!
I really hope he gets into it!