Sunday, January 31, 2010

Bee-ing Green


i hope i don't sound like a braggart
when i say
i have knowledge of a lot of things
need a business plan?
i can set you on the right path
hungry?
i can make you a good meal out of whatever you have in your pantry
toilet leaking?
not a problem
need a gift, dress, ride?
i'm your gal
but when it comes to beekeeping
i am completely green
a rube
bush league
novice
rookie
(insert your best out of my league insult here)
and now
after two years of talking about it
dreaming about it
pestering about it
we are going for it
hubster and i have decided
that this year is the year

the year we start our hive
if you may remember
this summer past,
we stalked a local beekeeper
and have been doing some reconnaissance
and finally are ready
to have our own hive
so today
i ordered our bees
3 lbs of bees and a queen
of the finest bees money can buy
mite resistant
and
very prolific
and all ours
i will name each and every one of them
bob
except for the queen
she will be
shirley
because i like the sound of
shirley and the boys
shirley and the boys are fighting
shirley and the boys are busy
shirley and the boys.....
yes...i know all about the workers
and they are female
but i use boys like the italians do
when the male and female are mixed together
it is proper to use the male plural
for simplicity
so there
my bees will know nothing about
and i'm okay with that

14 comments:

  1. Oh how exciting! We're considering bees, but maybe not this year. I'll look forwards to learning how you get on.

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  2. rachel...i will let you know how it goes...hopefully we will learn some good tips and tricks!

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  3. Stopping by from SITS

    I give you a lot of credit, bees terrify me. Hope it works out for you :)

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  4. Stopping by from SITS! Hope you have a wonderful day! My sister-in-law is in veterinary school and had to take a class on bees (it involved lots of honey) and she had some of the most incredible things to share about bees, the different kinds of honey, flavors, etc. How exciting to raise them! I'm going to stick with bee "observing" though - I'm kind of a chicken. :) Good luck!

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  5. sounds like an adventure!hope your share pictures of your bees.
    stopping by from SITS

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  6. Stopping by from SITS. Good for you. Glad you are living out your dream!

    xoxo
    Danielle

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  7. Stopping by from SITS and wishing you a Happy Monday :)

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  8. Good luck! My parents had neighbors that kept bees. Apparently they weren't great at it and the hive moved away. Didn't know they would do that!

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  9. Oh good luck! My co-worker keeps bees and she has only ever said positive things about her experiences!

    I hope you've had a happy Monday! Stopping by from SITS!

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  10. This is sooo exciting. I wish I could have a bee hive. How beautful! Good luck. Cheers, Lia

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  11. We had bee hives back on our old farm in Ohio. Somehow they all died out but they were kind of fun! Good luck with yours!

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  12. Congratulations on your new brood. Hope they deliver the sweet stuff. :-)

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