Whew! It’s already May!
April is known around here as “Crazy Busy Bee Season,” as differentiated from just “Bee Season,” which is most of the year with the exception of late October through Winter Solstice.
Basically the winter holidays are our “BeeCation.” That’s when the BeeKeeper begins to plan ahead for any changes to be made, techniques or tools to improve, and estimate the number of agricultural clients that may come into our Agricultural Exemption Program.
Sound busy? It is.
But truly, BeeCation is a rest, from the rigors of Crazy Busy Bee Season when he’s moving bees, re-queening hives when queens fail or produce too-aggressive offspring, treating hives to protect them from parasites, extracting, bottling, labeling, and selling honey. Wonder why he does it?
He loves it.
And he loves to share it with others, but as you might guess, he doesn’t have much spare time. Mainly because he’s not just a beekeeper. He also has a full time job as the global database manager for a very large company.
So to help you learn about what it’s really like, I’ll be posting here his adventures as I observe them and help.
Jana, The BeeKeeper’s Wife.