September 10, 2012
My husband has permanently vetoed to my chicken coup fantasies, so I’ve moved on to a new obsession. I’ve even found myself forgoing the evening flop on the sofa with the remote and Barolo to tuck myself into bed early, ditching my red wine to curl up and read the bible, well, the The Beekeeper’s Bible — hey, it’s a step up from 50 Shades of Grey, right?
Bees? Bees. What started out as a little buzz in my brain has grown to a constant hum. The biggest reason for the interest-turned-obsession is this book. Seriously, it’s the best comprehensive resource of all things bee that I have ever found. It’s loaded with history, beekeeping practices, bee garden ideas and yes, amazing recipes. If I can’t have fresh eggs then why not fresh honey?
I hope you will come along for the adventure as I research, plan and test the waters in the world of hives. The bible says to start a hive in the winter months, so this is probably the most prepared I’ve been for anything. Ever.
Any beekeepers out there with some tips for an enthusiastic amateur?