Something is telling me that I need to be a beekeeper. Besides looking good in white (especially with netting over MY face!) having bees would help to pollinate the lovely flowers and needed food crops!. I was very happy to see that a teacher in DeKalb County has been given permission to put a hive at Panola Mountain State Park. You may read all about it here.
There was a meeting of the local beekeepers here in Rockdale County just this week and I was going to attend, but I wasn't able to make it. I spoke with David Shipp who is in charge of the Rockdale Beekeeping Club. I had bought some honey recently from his place of business and taken it to my Dad, who is a big believer in honey! Daddy eats honey everyday but he has been searching for honey, "straight from the tree", as he calls it, or Raw honey as it is sold. I was happy that the honey that I bought for him, is from hives that are placed near the cherry trees on Parker Road right here in Rockdale County. You may read more about the Rockdale Beekeeping Club just here.
(Much of the honey that is sold in stores has been so filtered and heated that many believe that it should not even be sold as honey.)
|Cherry Trees on Parker Rd...in case you forgot what they look like, this was on March 30th.|
Now, I really don't know if I will ever keep bees myself, but you might know that I could certainly
pester enough people about it so they will get a beehive and bees just to shut me up
encourage someone else to do so!
Have you ever heard of Manuka honey? It is from New Zealand and is used for the healing of skin conditions! Another reason for me to visit New Zealand!
Oh, and one last thing about honey....I really miss people in the South calling folks, "Honey". I will sometimes call one of my co-workers "Hon", somehow, that doesn't seem as familiar as "honey", I don't know why!
So, Hon, why don't you become a beekeeper? Go on, you know you want to!
All the people I have known who are or were beekeepers are wonderful people!ReplyDelete
I can see you as one of them!
You are sweet. I also find that the beekeepers are a nice group of people!Delete
Kay, being a beekeeper would really suit you! Not because of any netting over your face (although that remark made me chuckle), but because I think you are the right kind of person for that.ReplyDelete
Bees are vital to the ongoing of life on our planet, and their dying of illnesses and from pesticides is a very serious problem. Do keep us posted on your progress in that matter! You know you want to :-)
Bees are important and I am hoping that more will be done to ensure their survival. If I ever work up the nerve to keep bees, I will let you know!Delete
One of my friends calls people honey or hon which really seems to suit her warm, caring personality - much like yourself :) I know local honey is supposed to be good for helping people who have hayfever if you take a teaspoon every day - it has to be local though.ReplyDelete
PS I'm absolutely fine about posting to the US if you wanted to enter my giveaway. I wouldn't have opened it to international readers otherwise. It's a very small quilt too - only A4 size. x
Yes! Local honey is supposed to be very good if you suffer from allergies!Delete
My Dad has been preaching the benefits of honey for years and I think people are coming around to his way of thinking!
Oh, you are a doll, I left a comment on your blog, to please go ahead and put me in your giveaway! Wishing myself luck! :-)
I do love honey and it is good for you. I recently read about it being used to treat burns. I'd never heard that one before.ReplyDelete
My husband has a family member in England who was told to use that Manuka honey for a serious skin condition, and I was very surprised at that!Delete
At the moment, our city council is debating whether to allow "urban beekeeping" within city limits. Also chickens.ReplyDelete
I think that the bees would be better than the chickens. Chickens can make a lot of noise! Chickens need to be out in the country!Delete
We sell honey from a local beekeeper at the museum.ReplyDelete
Good for you!Delete
I saw Morgan Freeman on a talk show just this morning. He has just begun keeping bees in Louisiana where he lives. He has 26 hives. He says that he wants to keep the bees alive because so many are dieing and the honey will be a plus. It will be fun to see what you do with your bees.ReplyDelete
Wow, thanks for telling me this. I knew I always liked him! See, if people like that tell more and more about beekeeping, perhaps, there will be more bees! Stay tuned, if I don't have beehives in my future, I hope to tell you of someone that I have influenced with my powers of persuasion!Delete
We have bees in our neighborhood and while i don't keep them, i do encourage them!ReplyDelete
Me and you both!Delete
My hubby is always talking about having bees. I'm not as keen on being a bee keeper as he is, but I'm sure he'll do it one day. We have a couple of friends who do have hives and we get some nice honey from the tree! Bees are so important and they are a bit endangered at the moment. So go ahead Honey and keep a bee...hey, keep a few million for me!ReplyDelete
Oh! Wouldn't you both look so cute in those white beekeeping outfits? I can just see some beehives on your lovely property! HEE HEE, and I will be keeping a few million for you, for sure! xxDelete
We are actually having an increase in the bee population in Colorado. So nice to see.ReplyDelete
All your wonderful wildflowers, what lovely honey you would have there!Delete
I have a friend who is a beekeeper. She is much braver than me. My job here is to battle the yellow jackets when then build nests in about every nook and cranny in our backyard. Usually, we find them hiding after someone unfortunately bumps something and gets stung.ReplyDelete
Yellow jackets and wasps, they make nests in the ground, don't they? I think you really have to watch out for them! Does your friend give you first dibs at the honey? I hope so!Delete
Hi Kay! I should've known you were a bee lover. I did my research on honey bees in graduate school so I'm a huge fan and know a lot. I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to be a bee keeper. On my very last day of research, I got stung right at the top of my nose, close to between my eyes. I literally couldn't leave the house for 5 days. You've never seen anything like this. It was INSANE. So I'm terribly afraid I've developed a bee allergy and thus I'm too afraid to keep bees. It's such a pity! I am forever fascinated and in love with honey bees.....truly one of the most amazing animals on Earth. Hope you have a lovely weekend, Kay! XOXOReplyDelete
Of course, my honorary daughter would love the bees too! I am sorry about the bee sting, that must have been painful and scary! Still, even if you cannot keep bees, you can always try to make other people do so, you know that is what I do! And I so much agree with you, bees are amazing.Delete
Hope you have a lovely weekend also, dear Audrey. xxx
My neighbor is a beekeeper (and teaches bee keeping). I am always telling her I have plenty of room for a hive or two if she needs to use my backyard. What is it that is so romantic about bees? My husband, though, does not share my views and always gets that squeemy look when I talk about beehives. Funny. He is not an outdoorsman and hardly ever pokes around in the back of the backyard where a hive might be.ReplyDelete
Manuka Honey is freely available here in Aus. Years ago when I had my greengrocery-healthfood store in Noosa Heads...I also used to sell books that referred to healthy eating/living and the like...and one book I should have kept for myself was one about honey. In it it stated that Vermont is classed as the "Bee-keeping State" in the US, and that the percentage of people suffering from arthritis is very low in Vermont...due to their high ingestion of honey.ReplyDelete