I met Michelle [online] last year after the fire we had in Warrandyte. Today I visited her site and found this amazing article on bees, beekeeping, and the importance of bees in our lives. Well worth a read!
Published in Warrandyte Diary
I am standing as far away as it is possible to be while still being able to use the zoom on my camera. I ask beekeeper David Hopday if it is a safe enough distance.
“You should be right … as long as you can run,” he laughs.
After sticking an ungloved hand into a hive full of bees and around which bees are swarming (rather menacingly, I think), David decides I need a closer look. We are not wearing facial protection, but he picks up one of the bee-covered boards from the colony, walks up to me and indicating the part that is oozing with honey, says, “Stick your finger in there.”
“No, thank you,” I manage.
“Go on, it’s beautiful – nectar of the Gods,” he urges.
I hold my ground – impressed that I have gone this far without stimulating those…
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