When Matt came to me and said, “we should start beekeeping,” it was almost in passing. We knew as close to nothing about beekeeping as possible and had done zero prep work (nor did we know the work it might entail to get started). It was early Spring and as we began reading we realized that if we were starting it was now or never!
Our research told us that starting colonies is done in the Spring; so, if we didn’t get going on it soon, we would be better off just waiting a year until the following Spring. I basically told Matt either we do it or we don’t, but we had to decide! We took the leap and haven’t looked back. The pictures below are from the day we picked up our bees to start our first two hives!
As we drove home, it was exciting… and a little stressful! We did not yet realize how docile honeybees are for the most part – especially without a hive and brood (eggs) to protect. I think we were both almost on edge, awaiting the bees to revolt against us!