I thought passion sounded better than obsession, fixation, or constant mental preoccupation. My wife warns people not to ask me about apple trees or honey bees since the conversation may be more involved than someone intended to indulge. Obviously, honey bees and fruits trees are among the most fascinating facets of God’s creation. A beehive is an entire civilization in a box that requires care and attention to stay healthy, grow, reproduce, and provide delicious honey. Selling honey is more of an afterthought that pays for my insect-civilization fixation! Ah yes, passion sounds better than fixation.. Oh well, meet the team.
Unlike the colonies we tend, we are an untrained, self-taught, rag-tag, group of un-professionals, grateful for the bees who do most of the work.
Brains of the operation
Queen of Queen Bees
Owner of New Bern Baby View
Self proclaimed honey tester
More interested in lizards
Loves Trees... IDK
Frequently Asked Questions
If someone would be so kind to ask a question, perhaps even ask it more than once, I would be able to fill the FAQ section.
No. We have to sell some and leave some for the bees to eat during winter.
No, you’ve had more than enough.
No, you don’t have a bee suit. Maybe you’ll get one for your birthday.
Crap… Take him inside for Tylenol, Motrin, maybe an antihistamine and Secret Life of Pets 2.
Yes, I’ll be done now…
My first rescued swarm was in a neighborhood called Evans Mill in James City, New Bern, North Carolina, USA!
Well just about everywhere but here, originally imported from Europe in the 17th century. Common breeds came from Europe, including Russia and Italy. Honeybees also hail from Africa and Asia. It’s funny the North Carolina state insect is the Honeybee. It’s the ultimate insect cultural appropriation if you’re into that sort of sting.
DON'T LET YOUR BEES STEAL YOUR BUZZ WHEN YOU GET STUNG
Smoke’em If You’ve Got’em.