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First Taste

23 Jun

This was our first taste of beekeeping. I’m already listing down ideas for different mead recipes for when we start getting the honey.

Old Boar's Apiary

Used under CCA 3.0 - created by Wojsyl Used under CCA 3.0 – created by Wojsyl

On Saturday the better half and myself went along to our first batch of beekeeping training. While it was interesting I can’t help but feel that the amount of pre-reading and self-study I’ve been doing prevented me from enjoying the course quite as much as I could have done. Without any of the pre-reading it would have seemed packed with information and tidbits – but unfortunately all the theory felt to me like retreading old ground.

There was definitely a highlight to the course though, and that was getting our hands on a hive in order to inspect it. Honestly I was expecting this to be much more intensive and difficult than it was. With a little smoke, and a lot of honey, in them the bees were incredibly placid as we lifted out frames and carefully studied them – checking for…

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