Beekeeping at Wake Robin
Bruce has long wanted to keep bees, and he finally got his first hives in the spring of 2012. A friend of ours, Dr. Rob Carter, taught us about the Warre' method. He built our hives for us using Abbe' Warre's dimensions and design. We painted the hives in Karen's favorite shades of blue, and Karen made a stencil and decorated them. She said she knew the bees wouldn't mind an undecorated home, but she wanted hives that would make her smile. Hopefully, the bees are smiling, too. We have both been fascinated by the bees and their work and will harvest our first honey after they winter over. Yum! The bees will have plenty of nectar as they pollinate our grape vines.