I came home tonight to a glorious sight. My neighbor and friend had dropped off my new hive of live honey bees! Yeah, my life is great :).
He is a bee keeper and downsizing and wanting to sell off a few of his hives. I feel like I won the lottery since so many people wanted his good stuff. I quickly trotted over and stood transfixed in front of the hive to watch bee activity.
My daughters were not quiet so excited. My eldest started getting teary eyed and asked why I had them placed so close to where she had to walk by daily to get her school bus. Of course I explained how they wouldn’t hurt her. And then she remembered how she used to pet bumble bees on our lavender plants.
I marched both girls out to the new hive. And we ALL stood about two feet away from the hive… transfixed by the bee activity.