I’m going through my photo files from 2016, and I see that there are some fun ones that deserve a place in cyberspace.
First, I had the intriguing experience of spotting one of my bees making friends with the happy bee box that serves USPS at my place:
My son Andrew donned a bee costume for two of his first three Halloween experiences. This year he turned into a worker of a bee during the Halloween barn bash. Way to break bee-based gender roles! No one loves muck rakes and their ability to make piles more than this guy!
Of course he earned a refueling break:
He has already started asking for a different type of bee suit. I haven’t invested in a proper set of beekeeping overalls with veil for him, but that doesn’t stop him from checking the bees from time to time. He sometimes gets to look in live hives with daddy, but here I had him practicing with an empty nuc:
It’s never too soon to get comfortable with a hive tool!