Abuzz About Bees

I ordered my bees!!  Wow, I’ve got so much to think about and do and prepare for my their arrival now!  My mind has been buzzing, hatching new plans about this until they arrive.  Now I get to wait.  Until May.  Wait and brainstorm until May when they arrive.  Maybe wait and scheme conjures a better mental image.  I’m excited!

We planted some apple trees last year close to where they’ll be situated.  I know there is an abundance of other nectar sources around as well and I’d like to be able to identify them as I walk around so I’ve been doing lots of research on that.  The beekeeping course I took at Algonquin College last year was very informative and made me feel ready to get my own hives this year.  “Attracting Native Pollinators”, “The Hive and the Honey Bee”, “The Backyard Beekeeper”, “The Quest for the Perfect Hive” are a couple of the books I’ve been reading to educate myself on what I’m getting myself into.  Since I work in a library, finding books on the topic is a cinch.  In fact I’m up to my eyeballs in beekeeping literature.  Finding the time to read everything is the hard part.  Luckily I’ve got a couple of more months to get through the deluge of bee info before they arrive.

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