Just when you need some help...the Universe provides.
So I have ordered my two colonies of bees for this spring.
Im not sure how many are supposed to come with each hive (2)
but it seems like its supposed to number in the TENS of THOUSANDS.
Good lord...what am I getting myself into?
Endless thanks to Miss P, who sent me the link to Beemaster.com...
ENDLESS THANKS. I learned quite a bit just from this video.
I still have quite a bit of time to learn more...but this is a huge start.
And then...out of nowhere, I start receiving info on a beekeeping
workshop being held up in the Bronx. Wyldegirl was thoughtful
enough to send the heads up...Much thanks always Jenny!!!
(Her post on organic certification is SO right on...)
Here is a link to the course...Wave Hill Beekeeping Workshop
Knowing about this place can help keep some sanity via greenery
in an otherwise cement-laden existence.
And a final thought...
I have heard that beekeepers are consistently the oldest
living peoples in our society. Studies of Centenarians in Russia
have shown that most of them raised bees, and that their daily
consumption of honey and pollen, and also bee stings,
have contributed to this phenomena.
So...I could actually be giving the gift of supreme longevity to my
parents. My project is taking place across the road from my parents
so we can all share in the endless bounty together...and so they can
take care of the place while I'm traveling!
By putting in bees, I could be doing more for my father's health
than if I attended 8 years of medical school...
(Which some might call VERY expensive mental conditioning...Ask yourself.)
My sister is going to Med School at the U of M in Minnesota right now,
and she still lives on cooked cereal, coffee, and soy milk. Obviously
the whole Genetically Modified-estrogen-dead food issue really isnt taught to them.
"Drugs and Surgery = Good....Nutrition and Exercise = Irrelevant."
Maybe I am a bit too hard on the whole Medical system...or not.
They are in charge, and look at where we are. Its time for a change.
If everyone was a living-foodist, their entire industry would completely
collapse in a year. Think of the money lost. Think about the insurance industry.
Its scary...too much money involved. They simply need sick people to earn a living.
BEES BEES BEES. Good for the Earth, good for LIFE....good for US.