Last week I checked on my girls to see what they were up to. I have resigned myself to the fact that the shingle will not be hung for the Yellow House Apiary until next year. As a fledgling beekeeper, I am not sure but feel it's been a tough year to start a new hive. The comb had to be drawn out of all the frames so there was tons of work for these industrious ladies to get the homestead ready. That, coupled with the kooky weather, many rainy and overcast days, has made it quite a challenge.
The most important thing is keeping them healthy and getting them through the winter. My hope is that they'll be able to stock the pantry well and we'll try again next year.
Perhaps besides a reminder of the virtues of hard work they are teaching me patience, too.
3 years ago