Well…….as the picture shows…..the honey bees are here and I am stoked! Stoked like the memories of my childhood on Christmas morning when we waited for our parents to finally say we could come down stairs to see what Santa brought. It’s nice to feel that kind of excitement again.
I picked up my 2 colonies last weekend from a beekeeper I met a few years back. With nuc boxes secured and thousands of passengers in tow, we all headed down a country road to begin a new chapter in life. As we worked our way home, with windows down and a great “chill” cd on play; my mind drifted back to a favorite Van Morrison song titled Pagan Streams “….and we could dream, and keep bees and live on Honey Street”. I remember first hearing that song all the way back in 1991 and thinking that keeping honey bees would be really cool. I’m glad that day has arrived.