What’s the Buzz?

As many of you know, I love critters!    I find myself lost in the garden, following and photographing bumbles, from flower to flower.  After 3 years of researching and dreaming about becoming a beekeeper, I decided this was the year.  We have purchased our first hive and ordered 10,000 Italian honey bees!  Actually, 10,000 + 1…one can’t forget about the Queen.  We still have another hive to purchase and another colony of bees.  This will allow us to compare and contract production, population and overall hive health.  Also, if one hive fails, the second colony will be a much needed support system for the remaining bees.

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I love photographing bumbles on sunflowers!

I have always felt that it was my calling to raise bees.  It will be my way to give back and thank Mother Earth for the gifts she has shared with me.

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Watch for more updates coming soon!!

And, always remember…

“Bee” the change you wish to see in the world!

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Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…

♥Roda

 

18 thoughts on “What’s the Buzz?

  1. Congrats on your endeavor! 🙂
    I used to keep bees many years ago when i was younger. We used to order them from Sears…. the equipment and the bees! I wouldn’t even wear any netting, being personally impervious to any stings (i.e., no swelling whatsoever). They are beautiful and very interesting, social-oriented insects. They sure have taken a hit due to agricultural pesticides lately. Personally, these days, i think that i would not take any honey away from them whatsoever.

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    1. All of our fruit and veggies are grown organically. I will not remove any honey for at least the first year and only if there is a huge surplus. My purpose is pollination first. Honey is a bonus.

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      1. When i lived in eastern Kansas, we grew all of our own fruits and veggies organically too. We were on 170 beautiful wooded and prairie acres. However, the bees would go way farther than that and, unfortunately, get into sprayed areas. Good luck trying to get them from going to sprayed areas. We worked hard (with Loren Green’s techniques) trying to get local farmers to change their ways (of using sprays)… but old habits die hard. I sure hope you are in a good area and that they do well! 🙂

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  2. I love bees. No bee = No food. We need them and I’m so happy for you Roda. Now, I can’t help it, I have to make a bad pun: Just Bee… You! You are Formi, formi, formidable! Have a great weekend, honey. (I promise to Bee kind) Okay, I’m going to sleep… before I humiliate myself some more.

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