I heard a rumor that my sister, a talented gardener, was about to become a beekeeper. Rumors of this sort being possible because we have a large family and this is how we let each other know what’s going on in our lives — we tell one sister, who tells another sister, who tells our brother, and on and on.
The rumor, unlike some, was true. Beekeeping! What an amazing idea! I was so amazed that I thought it deserved to be documented and that’s what this blog aims to do. My sister, Mary Beth and I will document the evolution of the hive and we’ll share the unvarnished truth about what it takes to become a beekeeper.
Oh, wait. I bet you’re wondering about the chicks. That was the other part of this particular rumor — that my sister would also be getting some chickens. I thought this was at least as fabulous as the bees idea. Unfortunately, she’s run into a few speed bumps as far as the chicks are concerned. So, for now, the chicks part refers to us — Mary Beth and Barbara.