“Listen to the bees and let them guide you.”
In January of 2022, Bob started Bee School through the Mecklenburg County Beekeepers Association.
In March of 2022, he passed his certified beekeeper exam.
In April of 2022, Bob picked up 2 nucs (nucleus colonies = small honey bee colonies with 5 frames of bees) and honeybees officially joined our little farm
One of our sweet baBEEs
Capped brood on the left with various stages of brood on the right
Did you know?
Honeybees are the only insect in the world that produce food that humans can eat: honey.
Honeybees can recognize human faces and remember them for months.
A single honeybee will produce only about 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime.
Honeybees have five eyes, including three small eyes on the top of their head that can detect light polarization to help them navigate.
The buzzing sound of honeybees is the sound of their wings beating approximately 200 times per second!