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Monday, May 11, 2009

Busy Bee


I have a very busy day ahead, but I thought I'd take a moment to announce, it arrived. The book which will help launch me into my new title of Beekeeper.
I have paged through it a bit but have not sat down to actually read it yet. 

I sowed wildflowers in the unused paddock yesterday and eyed where I will put my hives next year. Mark is not so jittery now that my new venture has been put off for a year. 

Well I am off for a full day of barn work and yard work. It is a beautiful day, so far. I have a little buzzing of motivation in my veins, so I need to act before it dies away.

8 comments:

  1. Quick! Quick! Those little buzzings tend not to last long. :) Now there a book I should order from the library!

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  2. Every time I hear you talk about the bees it makes me think of the movie - Fried Green Tomatoes, my favorite flix by the way..... anyway - the girl is a bee charmer... love it... sorry I pondered

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  3. The little buzzings got me through the day! But just barely.

    I so want to be a bee charmer. It's the only thing about me that could be remotely charming.

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  4. I'm thinking of all the fresh yummy honey, you'll be producing!!

    Happy reading. You sure have your mind in the right place on this venture so I am sure you'll be charming those bees from the word go.

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  5. I have waited a long time to make the following comments about the bees. Having had boarders, students and family riding, horses in training, and my own personal adventures in riding, I cannot imagine introducing bees anywhere near these activities. I watched ONE bee sting a horse at a horse show and it went crazy. The rider aboard was seriously hurt and taken away by ambulance. Are the hives going to be on a different property? Sorry for asking, but I am just a little worried.

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  6. That is a reasonable question. These are honey bees. They are the least aggressive bee there is. We used to have them all over the place, naturally, until about 5-6 years ago. Honey bees have been dying off, so bee keeping is becoming more necessary because of this. The bees never bothered the horses. My saddlebred gelding was stung by a wasp when I was riding him in a field many years ago. That was an interesting ride. I appreciate the concern and it is not out of bounds at all. It does sound like a strange combination, but I was loaded with them for years and they were always harmless. At the show it was either a bumble bee or a hornet or wasp, not a honey bee.

    I miss those busy bees that were always buzzing in my flowers.

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  7. I had no idea there was any difference between the types of bees. Shows how little I know about bees! I was glad you didn't mind my question - I have been biting my fingernails for awhile as I pondered even asking the question.

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  8. Don't worry about me, if you have something to say, you can say it. If I put myself out here in cyberspace I had better have the ability to listen to what people say! I'm not overly sensitive or thin-skinned. And it is a reasonable concern. Honey bees are tiny, I'm sure you have seen them at some time. They are all about gathering pollen and nectar.

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I really appreciate the concept and sentiment behind awards, but I cannot participate in them anymore. I have too may and I have not got the time to devote to participating properly. To all who have honored me, I am grateful but I don't have seven more things to tell anyone about myself! And I'm a terrible passer-oner.