Mom and Dad have many interests. Ballet, horsemanship, theatre, knitting, Native American art, computer programming (for fun), vinting, we even went through a sort of lumber jack phase. Well, their most recent interest is bound to be tastier. They’re considering becoming bee keepers.
It all started with the crab apple tree. When it’s blooming, it’s absolutely covered in bees. Plus, the springtime wildflower display in our pastures (which somehow have somehow survived all the previous owners as intact, native grassland) is impressive. So, this weekend, they filled in some of our berm spaces with other butterfly and honeybee favorites.
We have no experience with beekeeping, so I don’t anticipate that they will materialize this year. But, heck, we had no experience with alpacas or handspinning two years ago, and look at us now!
As a wonderful side effect, consuming honey from bees in your area actual reduces allergies. The small amounts of pollen in the honey help you build tolerance for local allergens.
Needless to say, I’m encouraging this interest.