Well Glory Bee

I became a new beekeeper this spring because I love bees. And I’m a gardener. After setting up my new, expensive hobby, I expected my bees to visit my garden. It’s right outside their doorstep. How convenient. And such a variety for them to choose from.

Bumblebees are my garden buddies.

But, no. In and out of their hive and right past the garden. All summer long. As I worked the garden, I had all other kinds of visitors including bumblebees, mason bees, solitary bees, butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds. Hmmm…do my honeybees think they are too good for us?

Then, yesterday I saw them. On my marigolds. Here it is October and they are finally coming around. It was the high point of my day.

And have I got stung yet? Yep, but it was totally unexpected and I wasn’t even working the hive. I saw a bee on the ledge of the hive that was struggling. I looked a little closer to see what was up when a bee from inside the hive came flying out just to get me. And she got me. Right in the face. I removed the stinger, wiped the area with apple cider vinegar, and put ice on it and later honey. Yes, honey. It worked. When my husband came home, he couldn’t even see where I was stung until I pointed it out.

Anyhoo, I’m hoping my honeybees continue to work my flowers. They need to keep gathering until the cold hits us all. It will be here before we know it.

Bee happy,

Cindy

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4 thoughts on “Well Glory Bee

  1. Hooray, your bees are working at home for you. I grow lavender for the bees. Hah, no bees this year, It worries me. Like you, I love bees. I had to hand pollinate my tomato flowers. Sandy in Calif.

  2. Congrats on the new hobby! Glad they’re coming around now. I’m allergic to bee stings (been stung a few times) and when I get stung it isn’t pretty lol. Glad you were ok. xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

  3. So glad you’ve got bees Cindy! I’ve thought of getting them, but really don’t think I am up to the work right now. I really would love some of those old colored chippy wood bee boxes in my garden though. 🙂 I think they are just so neat!
    hugs,
    Jann

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