Hey there loves!
It feels like we've had more rain than sun this "spring" (ha!) so I'm going to transport us magically to a little land a couple hours south, a nice little place called "Utah," the land of my childhood and my parents. This little land is experiencing some wonky weather too, but right now I think it's slightly less crazy than ours.
I'm the youngest in my family, and when I moved out years ago my parents were undoubtedly crushed; I'm sure of it! To bring meaning back to their life and pass the countless hours without my sunny rays of fabulosity and delusional behavior, they recently bought some bees.
They decided to go with Russian bees, which (to my extremely limited understanding) are just as mild mannered as the standard Italian bees but are more resistant to mites and may even produce more honey than their standard bee friends, no doubt because they're not taking numerous Gelato breaks.
(Just between you and me, a life without Gelato breaks is no life worth living. But cheers to the industrious Russian bees of the world.)
I'm really looking forward to sampling the fruits of my parents' (and the bees') labor.
Did you know:
- Local honey may actually help seasonal allergy sufferers (the more local the better, but I'm going to say that Utah is local enough to justify a possible health benefit because I like justifying things)
- Having bees around will increase pollination and boost your fruit and vegetable yields (which is good for my parents because I'll be sampling the contents of their garden as well!)
- Bees are cool little creatures that are fun to watch. (it's a fact, so I included it)
- Some cities aren't okay with bee keeping, so check your local laws before you borrow 15 books from the library, buy a bee suit and drive cross country to pick up 30,000 new little friends.
Do you know anyone that keeps bees?
(Both photos from my fabulous folks)