Saturday, 6 March 2010
Advice Part 2 - Best Bits
Helen has sent the best bits of beekeeping. I must say that when i asked Helen for advice on bee keeping she knew I was going to propose setting up beehives for a project - she knew that I would not be around full time and that other people would have to take charge and fund it too. It's a big decision to set up and look after bees, so her thoughts reflect this.
I did send 'best bits' but they might have been in email part 2.
1 Being party to a completely unknown world, though the bees never recognise the beekeeper as a part of their private world, she / he (the beekeeper) is always an intruder.
2 Meeting a group of fascinating, fascinated beekeeper people.
3 Taking on a project that then becomes a way of life and around which ones life plans have to fit e.g dropping everything at a moment's notice to go after a swarm, taking ones holiday at a suitable non bee time etc...
4 Realising that insect instinct is older than human time.
5 Keeping the project going for half a life time...
The image here is from Blackboard Illustrations for Object Lessons by F.Steeley and B.H. Trotman