Well we started a new endevor back in May. Brint and our neighbor, Mark, pulled me out to the front porch to ask me if I would be interested with them to raise bees in OUR back yard. I really hesitated, seeing how my parents house were infested with hornets and bees, in two different walls at two different times. I said it would be okay as long as they were way, way in the back yard.
So the day came when the boys went to Mars Hill to go get our bees. They had to transport at night so all the bees were in the hive. When Marks truck pulled up, all of a sudden I got totally excited! It was like Christmas!!
Ever since that day they have been a total joy! I always sing to them, It calms me and the bees down. Their favorite is "Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree" & "I Am a Child of God". Don't laugh it works!! So while all this was going on I was reading the "Secret Lives of Bees" book. It was amazing because, as I was reading she (Lily) was learning about bees at the same time I was learning about bees. The boys (Brint and Mark) thought they were so smart and knew so much about bees. I told them about the Lavender Honey. Where when the weather is so hot and there are no flowers left the bees will get their necter from berries. The boys didn't belive me that it could happen. Well guess what, when we got two more hives, and worked on them a little while, guess what the boys pulled out of that hive?? Lavender honey!!! It's honey with a taste of blackberry to it....Amazing!!