The Language of Dreams
I'm intrigued by the bee photos. What do you do with them? Make honey? I wonder if they are part of the inspiration for your amazing beekeeper shoe? I always feel a bit of joy when the bees come to visit my garden...like my garden is providing something special to the creatures of the earth. ~Karrita
There are a few reasons we got bees. One is to help establish a reduced population of bees in our area. Another reason is to pollinate our garden crops. Also we have a certified hive that is certified yearly. A new certified queen is introduced each year so if they mate with the Americanized bees it dilutes the aggressive population that is moving into all areas. If we get honey out of the hives that is just a side benefit...
What an awesome thing you are doing! I too love bees in my garden, and plant as many bee-friendly flowers and bushes as possible. They love my lavender and fruit trees.
I can't believe he doesn't have to wear gloves! It looks so intriguing .
eeeek - not for me! I'm decidedly scared of bees these days - see why: http://niftyknits-somuchyarnsolittletime.blogspot.com/2009/05/lots-of-beesand-seven-sisters.html
I am fascinated by bees...and also love honey!I did notice that he's not wearing any gloves. He apparently does not threaten the bees.
I have a friend who just recently had a rogue hive converted into a bee box... I will have to direct her to this post....Also for anyone interested in bees but not beekeeping there is a group called the Great Sunflower Projecthttp://www.greatsunflower.org/ whose purpose is to gather statistics on the wild bee population using sunflowers as attractors.Sunflowers are relatively easy to grow and are wildly attactive to bees. Since 2008, we have expanded the list of plants studied to include Bee balm, Cosmos, Rosemary, Tickseed, and Purple coneflower.