We Want Honey, Honey!

I was chatting with some friends recently and found out that they started keeping bees on their property. The discussion reminded me that there was a time when I wanted to keep bees myself. My father kept bees for years and my wife can use honey as a substitute for sugar in a lot of recipes. But, for some reason, I just never did anything about getting started.

Now that my kids are older and starting to move out of the house, I'm looking for new hobbies to keep me from zoning in front of the television. I figured now might be a good time to start bee keeping. So I did some refresher research to find out what I'd have to do to start an apiary.

I don't like to do any more than is absolutely necessary. Anything more seems a waste of my time. But, I think I've boiled things down to the basics I need to accomplish to get a bee colony thriving in our back yard.

I'm pretty excited about getting started. I'll keep you posted on the new adventure.