We had our first class yesterday and my head is spinning a bit with all the information.
Our teacher, the "Outlaw Beekeeper" of Sonoma County
By the end of the season, we could have 80 pounds of honey. To get that honey, the worker bees will have flown 4,400,000 miles (that's more than nine round-trip visits to the moon) and visited 160,000,000 flowers! Whew!
Our queen and her brood should be ready to come home with us next week.
Do you see the queen?
We all held one of the bee-covered frames; it's surprising how calm the bees on the frame are, but with other bees flying all around, it was still exhilarating and a little terrifying.
Tiana and Leandra hold bees for the very first time
Have any of you kept bees? Any advice for us novices?