The Beginnings of Our Beekeeping Journey


In late February Ty and I attended a 3-day Beginning Beekeeping class taught by our County Extension Agent. It was my first exposure to learning anything about honeybees.

Personally, I have always had an aversion to bees in general, and I never paid much attention to learning anything about them. I just knew they stung, and I didn’t want to get stung.

azalea-with-beeWhen we first moved into my grandparents’ home over ten years ago, they had big azalea bushes by the front door, and I always hated going through the front door in the summer because these giant furry bees (bumble bees) would be lingering right there, buzzing loudly.

So, I typically just stayed inside.

Ty kept telling me they wouldn’t bother me as long as I didn’t bother them, but that didn’t stop me from wanting to steer clear from them no matter what. Over time I got a little braver, but not much.

Fast forward to a few months ago, I started to learn more about honey bees in particular, and I realized how little I understood about these creatures.  Continue reading “The Beginnings of Our Beekeeping Journey”