Catholic homesteading, natural living, homeschooling, living frugally and herbalism.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Bees are coming
after many years of longing to raise our own honey bees, we have finally taken the plunge and ordered our first hives. I am so proud that our oldest daughter has developed into a real farmer mentality and she is the one who is taking on this endeavor. She went to a bee keeping course at our local county extension office, she researched and spoke with bee keepers and now, at age 14, she is our familys bee expert. I see this development in her a direct result of unschooling and allowing our children to grow into their own interest. She is truly an autodidact. This is where we ordered from, we have heard from other locals that they are a good company, knowledgeable and very willing to help the new bee keepers, like us!
The book pictured above, I have found to be very user friendly and clear, something that this mama desperately needs. If you are interested in bee keeping for this year or in the future, I recommend checking it out.