Keeping bees

Today Ohiophotgrl and I are at Possum Creek Farm enjoying a talk on bee keeping!

Mike (the bee keeper) is a multi generational bee keeper. He is a fourth generation beekeeper.

What a great talk……

Did you know that there are more than 20,000 species of Wild bees! Thats a lot of bees!

Bees pollinate a third of what we use everyday….even Gas!

Bees live about 60 days. The Queen will live 3-5 years.

Avg bees in a hive is 50,000 mostly lady bees inside and only about 800 male. The drones are the boys. One queen bee in each hive. The queen leaves the hive one time and that is to mate.

Hive tempature is approximately 70 degrees inside. The worker bees do this!

Don’t swat at bees. They just want to work and collect there pollen and water and go back home. You are not pollen. Just walk way from them.

The parks offer lots and lots of great kid/big kid friendly programs!

We are now a lot more knowledgeable about bees :0)

Wonder what we’re gonna do next?