First things first.
Here I am under the crabapple showing off my honey cookies.
Here's a side view.
I have to admit, I'm liking it.
It was a bit traumatic yesterday, and I almost chickened out.
Today I feel liberated, and down right sassy.
Here I am before:
I've always had serious hair issues, and something tells me they aren't over yet.
This morning when I woke up, I felt like a bit like Julie Andrews in a Concentration Camp.
I don't know how to 'fix' my hair.
I've never learned.
On to bigger and better things.
Bee Class Numero Duo
This is what I feared would happen to me today.
Fortunately, it didn't!
Instead, I fell in a trance with the bees.
I'm in love.
Just look at this sweet little face.
Apparently, there has been a rise in the interest of beekeeping.
Ed, the Vice President was telling me that the size of the club has doubled this year.
It was a perfect day for it.
Calm and overcast.
Here, Mark, the president is showing us how to find the queen in the queen case.
Here's Ed, the VP. He's a super guy.
He totally has a crush on my neighbor.
Here's my neighbor Danielle.
She handled those bees like a pro.
My hands were shaking....um...just a little.
There's something about live bees crawling around on your bare skin, that makes ya shake a little. I've never been stung by a bee - a wasp yes - and it was most unpleasant.
I found the humming sound of the bees so calming.
I already want a few more hives.
Ask me if I want more hives after I get stung.
This lovely picture is the only one that was taken of me during my bee installation.
See that look of determination on my face?
Perhaps it's fear.
Aaron tells me I have the same face for every emotion.
Seems that beekeeping is a male dominated hobby.
At least in our club.
I'm aiming to fix that.
I'm bringing doilies to the next meeting, and my fine china.
What this club needs is a little feminine OCD.
I have to confess to one thing that is bothering me about keeping bees.
It's supposed to be facing Southeast.
It's going to bother me that it's sitting crooked in the yard.
I've said it.
Miracle of all miracles.
Glenco came to club today.
If he's interested in beekeeping, he's not telling me.
He's always so aloof about things.
I do think he's interested in Coop Keeper keeping.
I think he'd take a sting for me.
Aaron is having a ball with his blog.
You, dear friends and readers, have gone over and above in your encouragement.
I've got to find a way to thank you!
I'm in a really good place with my yard work right now, and I'm so looking forward to making my blog rounds and seeing what you've all been up to.