In spite of the sweat-inducing oven of a coverall you see me wearing, I did manage to get 2 more stings yesterday at the beeyard. Right through the coverall. So I ask myself again, ‘why do I wear this?’ Hmmm.
I want to thank Ali, a brand-new beekeeper who came with me yesterday, for taking pics and being an awesome sport – she also was stung by one of my bees, but she kept helping me with the daunting task of trying to find another brood frame for my observation hive. In the end we were not successful – once the bees go kamikaze on me, I put them back together and leave. As quickly but gently as possible.
I’ve decided to just buy a queen for the ob hive. Much simpler. She’ll be coming through the mail, express, so should be here in a few days. I’ll keep you posted.