Last Sunday we traveled about three hours to attend a bee workshop at Jembella Farm. We went down the night before and stayed in a caravan park for an early start on Sunday morning.
Thirteen eager bee enthusiast were in attendance and they were a wonderful group to be learning alongside of.
We all gathered in Brian and Sally's shearing shed, and after all the introductions, we discussed a few important subjects regarding bee keeping, and a few questions were answered before moving up to the house for a smoko break. After a cup of tea and yummy cake, we returned back to the shearing shed for a few outside demonstrations.
Here Brian is teaching how to light a smoker. A smoker is used to calm bees when you want to inspect a hive.
Next we learned how to make frames that go into the hives.
After a lovely lunch prepared by Sally, it was time to suit up.
And head down toward the hives...Ill let the photos tell the story...
Next we learned how to extract the honey from the frames.
And the baby frizzles were too cute.
I really enjoyed our day at Brian and Sally's. It was wonderful to catch up with like minded people and learn a common interest together.
If at all possible I encourage anyone who is interested, to have a go at keeping bees. They really are fascinating little creatures, and we need them to survive here on our earth. The more bees the better.
No bee, no me...
Have a lovely weekend and I will see you soon.