A colony of bees teaches us that we aren't alone in this life. We have (if we want it!) an entire community around us that wants to support and encourage us.
Beekeeping reminds us to slow down, look around and take notice of what we see. Hopefully, when we really experience and appreciate our environment, the seasons, and nature, we develop the desire to improve things wherever we can.
About my work
I am an enthusiastic beekeeper who loves teaching other people about responsible beekeeping practices. After all, we're farmers, just on a mini scale, and we have an obligation to care for our livestock. Beekeeping connects me to my community of like-minded people, but it also allows me to have time beside the hive on my own.
Find me on Facebook and Instagram @comeflywithmebeekeeping
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Is there a link between gardening and your creative practice?
Beekeepers are diverse people. I'm also an artist, although I am only just starting to find time to be creative again. My presence in the garden does have some craftiness about it.
What will you show and share on the day?
I have so much to share, mainly my love and enthusiasm for being a beekeeper. But also, a range of RAW honey extracted from hives at Green Hills Farm or hives in nearby gardens. And I'll have a range of beekeeping equipment, gifts, and possibly an observation hive to see if you can spot Her Majesty, the Queen.
What's in your veggie patch?
Right now, I'm too busy tending to my bees to plant a garden. But I do eat locally produced fruit and veggies...sometimes given to me by my host property owners. After all, they have more produce because of my hardworking girls, so why not share.
Avocado - firm and soft, sweet, and savoury, a solid heart but a thin skin. Full of good fat, LOL