“We would like you to write an article on local beekeepers” my editor said to me earlier this summer. “Sure thing” I say. Oh no, what did I get myself into, I ask? I know nothing about bees other than they produce honey and bee stings. Well, I was going to find out all I ever wanted to know about beekeeping, and then some. My journey started by attending a local beekeepers meeting, and then scheduling interviews.
For the next several weeks, I visited farm after farm learning all about bee hives and the countless hours these beekeepers devote to protecting these tiny creatures. Most beekeepers have the same thoughts about their bees. “They are like my children, they need nurturing, food and shelter.”
My story, and photographs, was just published in the South Brunswick Magazine, Summer 2017 issue. To read about my journey into beekeeping, click on the link below.
Click here to read story: 2017 Summer SBM-Buzzing Around Brunswick County
Many thanks to all the beekeepers who gave up their time to school me in the “sweeter” side. And thanks for the honey! Be sure to check out my recipe for Honey Thyme Shortbread which is included in the article.
Maybe I’ll see you around the bee hives! ~ Barbara