This is something I dreamed about for a long time. I think it’s been around 4-5 years since I started to wish to visit a beekeeper, to see the bees from close, to observe their work and learn a bit more about these little creatures.
It so happened that my other half has a friend from whom we buy honey and he own 100 bee families. He invited us a few times to his parents house where he keeps 8 of them as he knew we’re curious and he had this pleasure to take us there.
Said and done. It all happened on Saturday.
As in most cases, the beekeeper used smoke to calm down the bees before opening the beehive. I was literally mesmerized by their sound, bu their beautiful work in the beehive and how they beehive. This friend of ours and his father told us lots of stories about bees, how organized and clean they are. You would not believe it. They also showed us the queen and tasted honey taken directly from the beehive. It was the most delicious I’ve ever tasted.
I need to highlight the fact that our friends father is a beekeeper for the past 60 years. At this point, since he’s old, he can’t have many families and take care of them anymore, but he has a few in his yard and manages them with even more care and enthusiasm as he was young.
One has gotta love it to see people passionate about something. Especially, when they get old, they get this aura around them and they get wiser. The stories they tell and the way they tell them is just fascinating.
They points to become a beekeeper would be to love nature and have patience and time. It requires lots of dedication, but there’s so much to learn from it as well.
Of course I also photographed them and whole point of this blog post is to share with you my gems at the beehive. I’ll definitely go back someday to these bees or any others as they are a wonderful subject to photograph.
Hope you enjoy this as much as I did! 🙂