Now I Know What a Day is Like for Mike

Today was the first day in probably years that I had put one of Michael’s bee veils on! He even had a sleek pair of new white gloves for me. I followed him up the hill to the hives and simply learned how to remove frames carefully, reinforce hives with bees, spot the queen, avoid making bee smoothies underneath boxes, and enjoy hot, sunny weather! Looking forward to learning more in the days following.

We also made up a batch of syrup for the bees and fed it to them. I am amazed at the way Michael has many things down to a science, making the process simple and even fun. Smile

To top the day off, a customer came with his wife and bought 2 hives from Michael. It was so neat to be there with him and watch them drive off with two of his hives in the back of their truck, just waiting to opened up, unleashing thousands of bees to take to the sky and gather the abundant nectar supply from flowers in yet another part of West Virginia.

 

It was a hap-bee day, typical of a normal day for Michael.

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5 Comments

  1. Michael June 19, 2014 at 10:11 am #

    You’re learning fast David!

  2. Esther Staddon June 19, 2014 at 10:52 am #

    That’s wonderful, David! What a blessing to Michael and great experience for you to work with him in his business! May the Lord bless it!

  3. Mom June 20, 2014 at 7:51 pm #

    What a great opportunity. You can learn a lot from Michael. You can learn the easier way what he had to learn the harder way!

  4. Sarah Brown June 26, 2014 at 12:03 pm #

    David, it is such a blessing to see that you are working along side of your brother! You are an encouragement to us all! Keep pressing on and bringing glory to Christ’s kingdom! May The Lord bless you as you continue to seek Him in all your endeavors!

  5. Crystal June 28, 2014 at 2:22 pm #

    How ‘sweet’. 🙂

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