The bee man comes for a visit


We have a beekeeper who lives on our street.

We don’t live in the suburbs. We don’t live in the concrete jungle either. We live in an older neighborhood with small houses and small yards and sidewalks and trees and restaurants you can walk to.

And one of our neighbors has bees and fruit trees. And a company called Earthy Browns where they market items made from the beeswax.

We invited the bee man to come look at the honeybees we have visiting our Earth Boxes where we grow our lettuces and herbs. This year we’ve seen many more bees (about 40 at a time) than usual and we were a little bit worried that the bees were moving in permanently. But, the bee man told us not to worry, that they’ve just found something sweet to eat (they love lemon balm) and that this is the time of year they wander around feeding.

He also reminded us that they will not sting unless you step on them or swat them so vigorously that you hit their stinger. When they lose their stinger they die and they aren’t usually aggressive, especially away from the hive.

So for now we have visiting bees. And a source for local products that the bees helped make. Now if we could only tell the bees apart we could give them individual names.

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About Dianna Ott

Lydia Street is about an old house, a new garden and the adventures of the lovely and talented occupants, Dianna and Christe. We love our dogs; we love to cook; we love to garden; and we have too many house projects going on at the same time. We also have plenty of stories to tell. Visit us at www.lydiastreet.com.
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