My wife and I have been wanting to do bees for a couple of years now. Every six months or so we’re convinced that we’re going to do bees and we were going to do it right then and there. And every time we happen to talk ourselves out of it. There are a couple of people at work that have bees and several in our area that have bees and it bothers me greatly that we don’t have them. I think it will be a very rewarding addition to our little farm.
We almost committed ourselves last week to some existing bee hives that some people were selling in Spanish Fork (an hour away) but decided that we wanted to take the beginner’s beekeeping class that our county extension service puts on in the spring. We also didn’t want to take on a hive with so little time before winter hits.I’d hate to invest all that money and have the bees die due to our inexperience. I want to do this right.
The plan is to study up by reading the Beekeeping For Dummies book again, taking the course in the spring, ordering the equipment and bees so that they’re all here by spring of 2013. I’ll let you know how it all goes.
I’ve got to bee so bad.