Beginnings

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.

Stay tuned.

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.

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  1. Hey, Jamie forwarded me the link. Thought I’d say hello since Bees and Chicks are exactly something we’ve been angling toward for a while. We’re in Suburban Cleveland so it makes it a bit tricky but we think we might be able to pull it off for next season. Both hopefully. Eggs and Honey.

    Will read with great interest.

    Best,
    M.

  2. Hey Mark,
    A suburban setting is something I’m having to contend with as well. Zero lot lines make nosy neighbors a real issue. So for now, I’ll have to be happy with creating a bee-friendly habitat. Out goes the lawn. In go native plants.

    Barbara

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