|Donning my new bee suit, I helped Sarah|
place a new box on the hive!
A number of years ago, a friend in the neighborhood wanted a hive but felt his yard was too small. I wanted a hive, but didn't want to maintain it. A perfect match and he kept the hive in our yard for a couple of years and we benefited from having the honey. The hive ultimately died and he pulled it from our yard. In the meantime, our daughter Sarah learned bee keeping at the school she was attending, Salt Lake Center for Science Education. Her teacher Cavett Eaton was great with the kids, Sarah learned a lot and we decided to do our own hive. Our friend wasn't using his boxes and graciously allowed us to use it, Cavett helped us acquire some bees (he was getting some himself) and we were off. Our friend let us use his bee suit and he was much smaller than me, so it only fit Sarah! I was elated. It allowed me to observe from a distance, claim some right to having a hive in the yard but without having to face the reality of working with the bees. It was a great set up and I consistently documented Sarah's work in the hive!
|Something seems contradictory when you|
wear a bee suit, yet wear shorts and