Brrr...it's a little chilly today! We've had a few days around 60 degrees and the "Girls" have thoroughly enjoyed themselves. A few were even coming back in with pollen on their legs.
I am just so very excited for this first year of beekeeping. They have taken care of the queen, put pollen away for Winter, made honey, didn't sting me (I'm sure I would have deserved it a couple of times, at least), didn't swarm and didn't die! Thanks, Ladies!
I look forward to the Spring to get ready and do it all again. Maybe I'll even split my hive...I would love to have a second hive now but a little afraid to buy a new package...may not be blessed to get another set of gentle "Girls" like this. ;)
I don't believe I ever talked about the 2009 NC State Fair in October. The Orange County Beekeepers Association that I'm a member of won 1st place and Best in Show for our association display! I won a Blue Ribbon in the Cooking with Honey area for my Banana Bread and 3rd Place for my Applesauce Muffins.
So very excited for the 2010 NC State Fair!
...until next time... Kiss a Beekeeper!