Yesterday, I went out to feed the bees. In past years, I’ve just cracked the corner of the hive where the inline feeder is and topped up the feeder without much notice from the bees. Normally, I would wear my bee suit to do this but as I was just going to top up the feeder I though it would be fine to not wear one. Well these new bees sure noticed me cracking the corner of the hive. Before I could even start pouring the syrup I had multiple stings. At first I was fine but as more of them came out and started to sting me I started to panic and ran. As I ran into the garage, I tripped over the threshold and stumbled down some stairs and into a shelf and concrete wall. As a result of my panic, I now have a black eye and bruised leg.
This experience inspired me to make these posters for beekeeping. The poster above will be placed by my beehives.
- Videos of Bee Package Installations on 4/14/13 (myhoneybees.wordpress.com)
- The Honeybees Are Here! (myhoneybees.wordpress.com)