Beekeepers? Is that us? Oh, I guess it is...I mean, technically, we are not currently keeping bees. Bees do not live in simple white boxes at the end of our pasture. We don't reap the benefits of warm, fresh honey in our back yard. But we will...soon.
Last night we attended the first session, of the new year, for the Butler County Beekeeping Association. We put in our request for two nucs...this will be the start of our hives. We still need to purchase the hive bodies and equipment; however, we are one giant leap in the right direction. Our bees should arrive around the middle of April (approximately the same time the chicks should get here). Starting Jan. 15th, registration opens for the OSU Warren County Extension Office Bee School (http://warren.osu.edu/events/bee-school) - this is an all-day-long bee school with break out sessions featuring leaders in the beekeeping world. The cost is only $35/person and includes lunch...Awesome!
Mark and Shelby Roberts...shepherd/shepherdess, goatherder/goatherdess, alpaca/dog/cat/rabbit/fish owners...and soon to be chicken egg collectors and...beekeepers...LOVE.
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