Tue 24 Apr 2012
I have hives. Beehives, that is. Two months ago, I ordered bees. One month ago, I assembled and painted four bee boxes. Last weekend, I picked up a duo of buzzing crates of bees and dumped them into the boxes. Then I added sugar water and lids. Now they’re (presumably) making me loads ‘o free honey. (Full disclosure, I don’t rather like honey, but I do enjoy the occasional bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios.)
I’m the Lord of the Bees!
Bees are Apis mellifera, which OF COURSE is ridiculous, Mr Carolus Linnaeus, because bees don’t bear HONEY, they carry NECTAR, which is quite a different thing.
Been stung lately?