Saturday, April 4, 2009
Bee Keeping Class
I took a bee keeping class this morning through the city of Portland. We had a coupld of hours of classroom time where the teacher explained equipment and technique then we went to his house to see his set up. The teacher had a similar property size to ours. He keeps about 30 hives, we want to keep one or two. Enough to get honey for our family and share with friends. I took the class to get information. It costs close to $400 for all of the equipment we need to start, so we will take some time, get more information and save money. The honey bees are safe to have around and only sting if provoked. I would still prefer to wait until the boys are a bit older. I could see this as a good 4-H project for Liam when he is a bit older.
Here is a layout I did last night.
Credits: Mask - Jumbo Watermaks Set #1 by Hillary Heidelberg, Kit Pool Party by Lindsay Jane Designs