For the past couple of months I have been learning all about honey bee's. I have wanted to keep bee's for a fair few years now so after seeing a taster session advertised in the local paper last year I jumped at the chance to get involved. I loved it and was keen to find out how I could get more involved.
The theory course ran throughout February and March. I learnt so much, who knew there was so much to know about bees? They are such fascinating little creatures. So with the theory course now complete, I even got a certificate to prove it. It is now onto the practical sessions.
The first practical session was on Sunday. I started off learning how to make a frame (these go into the hive and depending where it is in the hive will depend on it's use, either for laying eggs, or storing pollen and honey).
The second part was looking at the different kinds of bee hive's and other equipment needed for bee keeping. And then it was off to look at some working hives. I find it all so amazing, watching them work is just incredible.
I have learnt so much already and can't wait to get my own hive of bee's to look after.
The funny thing about it all is that I can't stand honey, which means there will be plenty of that to go around all being well :)
So, who's for a jar of honey?
Love Gem x x x