To begin, we are getting two bee hives. The first hive will get 3 pounds of Italian honey bees, the other will get 3 pounds of Minnesota Hybrid bees. Each hive will have one queen bee. Apparently the bees spend the first summer building out the hive, so we should expect honey in the second season.
Bees are having trouble these days. Etsian SturmDM promotes the education and funding of bee research in her shop. She also creates adorable bee themed items, such as this hat/bee combination - I just love it ! This one is sold, but I'll bet she would make another one like it if asked.
So, we begin another adventure. I hope to learn to love the little buggers over time.