I love bees, and have always wanted to keep them. I met a guy who keeps bees and he says he is part of a small group of beekeepers, who all help each other out. I went to his house tonight to buy some laying hens from him. He asked me if I wanted to see the bees. I said, "yes!" so he took me out back, above his garden to the bees.
I got goose bumps.
Bees boxes lined up. His 10 year old son, kept telling me bee stories. They were great stories too. His dad told me to lean close to the hive box and listen... I heard the low hum. He told me they were regulating the temperature. He talked about scout bees and the queen and all about honey. I was mesmerized.
Oh yes, I want to keep bees. Or I want the bees to keep me. Bees work for the common good. Bees help the earth. Bees are magical creatures. I can learn from them.
And the honey, it is a healing tincture. You want to buy local honey. Because it has everything you need for the area you live in.
Also, I got to pet his very young Jersey calves. I had this strong urge to take them home. Sweet beautiful bottle babies. They have the sweetest faces and big brown eyes. ah.
I met his little girl, she was 4 and made her own clothing designs out of her Mom's clothes. She told me about her pool, and her cat. What a cute age. I told her about my rabbits and she asked if she would be able to hold one. I told her she could hold all of them if she wanted. I told her next time her Daddy came to my house, that she should tell him to take her.
He said he would set me up, in his bee network. So I am waiting for the bees. Oh yes, I am.
Today also marked another purchase, a new piglet. We go to pick him up in a week. A brown and white belted, tiny piglet.
So what shall his name be?