The Bee Inspector is Coming – Look Busy!

15 Feb

I’m excited to offer nucs (small bee hives) for sale. DSC_0532Virginia state law requires that I have my bee yard inspected before selling live bees, so I invited Inspector Bob to visit. In all the years I’ve had bees, this will be the first time anybody who knows more about them than I do has seen my bees.

I’m nervous. On one hand, it’ll be good to have an opportunity to learn from an expert. On the other hand, I’m a little worried about what I’ll find when I finally get a chance to open up the bees for the first time since winter set in. Hopefully I’ll find 23 booming colonies on their best behavior so I can show Bob that I’m a competent bee keeper.

Wish me luck.