Saturday, July 2, 2011
The Beekeeper's Apprentice
One thing I have particularly enjoyed about owning the Beez Neez Apiary Supply has been the opportunity to share that experience with my grandchildren. A number of them have been enthusiastic volunteers helping at the store now and then. Some of them seem to really enjoy helping with customers or working at the cash register while others are very enthused about the bees themselves. Following our recent cousin camp, my granddaughter Hannah (age seven) spent some time helping me work my beehives, then spent most of the day helping at the bee store. I was amazed at her bravery while I worked the hive. She worked the smoker for me, smoking the bees down off the topbars of the frames so that it was easier for me to pick up frames without hurting any bees. She was paying very close attention to that and let me know any time I inadvertantly crushed a bee.