This year we added bees to our little backyard homestead, using the awesome services of the Best Bees Company, since I have no idea what I’m doing. Two exciting developments recently with our bees. We got to witness an awesome (in the awe-inspiring sense of the word) swarm, and our bees are so happy and prolific, Best Bees recently added a third box to give them more room. We also reportedly have loads of honey, although not yet ready to harvest. While I still hope to learn beekeeping, this is pretty much the best way to have bees as a total noob – I get all of the joy and pleasure of having bees with none of the actual work. It gives us yet another way to help support local pollinator populations, and we get honey. Win.
Here’s some shots of the recent swarm, which was totally incredible to watch (and hear!):
And our beehive: