Never in my life had I thought about beekeeping as a hobby. Outside of dodging bees, they were never even a thought in my mind.
Then, as I perused my church’s website, I came across a beekeepers group that meets monthly, and seeing that I have very few hobbies, if any, I decided to check it out. And I must say I instantly fell completely in love with it! Ever since the first meeting, I have been beekeeping with a friend I met in the group.
I know that most people would not even try something like this, but I can tell you that the experience is both peaceful and exhilarating at the same time.
Have I been stung? Absolutely! So far I have stung three times. All three incidents have happened when my friend and I were feeding the bees and chose not to put on the beekeeping suits. However, the rewards; honey, peace, and the feeling of somewhat taming nature’s small stinging beast MAKES IT WORTH IT!