Baby G isn't the only new addition (to-be) in our household. The story goes like this... My dad has been keeping bees in his backyard for several years. After seeing how enjoyment he get's out of his insects and knowing how much the world needs more honeybees, Seth and I mentioned that we would be interested in doing a little keeping of our own. So for Christmas, Dad graciously gifted us with a hive body, frames, and the rest of the stuff we needed to get started. We got everything set up and in late April, Dad delivered some bees. We got a queen (pretty important) and I think around 200 bees to assist her. In my ever growing state, I have not played such an active part in the bee keeping process. Luckily, Seth has taken to it and last weekend, he opened up the hive to check around.
And there you have it- bee keeping as narrated by me. There are way more technical terms for all this and probably a bunch of stuff I am leaving out. Overall, bee keeping is relatively simple and honey bees are badly needed. PSA: Everyone go get a hive. Now. But really, they are easy and beneficial.