Bee Dreaming

This has been, and continues to be, a busier than normal week. After a very wakeful night full of rain, sleet, and snow, I got up to yet another dusting of whiteness on the ground but clear roads. The snow started melting the minute the sun was up, so my poor students were forced to come to class.

I helped Jasper make some honey cookies this morning so we could take them to the bee keeping meeting tonight. After my class ended, we had about half an hour to get ready and grab a bite to eat before heading to the meeting, where a very knowledgeable man spoke about “splitting” hives.

Also, because the one bee keeper we know is the club president, he intervened on our behalf when he found out that Jasper didn’t make it into the scholarship program this year. Now he’s in, but he has to play catch-up! Later this month he’ll be going to a day-long class, followed by another class next month and then we’ll get our first hive! At least I think that’s how it works.

The honey cookies were a big hit and we didn’t bring many back home with us. The drive home in the moonlight was beautiful, unlike the drive there when I was driving straight into the setting sun and couldn’t see anything except spots in front of my eyes.

Tomorrow, I’m pretty sure that more stuff is going to happen.





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