Bees are buzzing and so am I over new brood

This morning at 5:30 I pick up my new brood of bees. From time-to-time I will update you on the trials and tribulations of being a first season beekeeper.

While everyone wants and enjoys honey, I am not in that camp. I am doing the beekeeping to pollinate my vegetable gardens, which is my first love.

I grow eight varieties of greens and we eat fresh salad all season — picked minutes before arriving on the table. Beans, tomatoes, zucchini are some other crops I grow.

Last year’s bounty, if you can call it that, was so sparse that I decided then to bring in my own bees to help increase the yield. Too much pesticide being used for manicured lawns have wreaked havoc on wild bee colonies here in the suburbs.

Well, I have to go transfer some frames to my hive and feed them to get this whole thing started.

Happy Mother’s Day to all my readers.