Bee Caretaker

Today I had planned on doing lots of things. Tidying, writing, planning, qigong. But today, again, I ‘did bee stuff’. Don’t get me wrong, I love tending to the bees, but they don’t read the same beekeeping books that I do, resulting in them doing exactly what they want to do, which often is not what I expect them to do!!

Today we rescued a swarm of bees. They were hanging in a tree and had absconded from one of our hives. People often ask me about being a beekeeper. I reply that I don’t keep the bees, I care-take them. I often feel it is more like they keep me!

 

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