School for beekeepers

Kirk gave a great beekeeping class today at Sue and Liebe's beautiful place in Silver Lake.

A few people were lucky enough to leave with fresh eggs from the resident chickens.

Kirk and Sue opened up the nuc box where Sue's bees have been living and found plenty of brood, meaning that the queen is doing her thing and the hive is happy. They loaded the bees into Sue's finished hive boxes, which led to a few airborne attacks.

Curtis even caught a sting in the mouth(!), but like any good beekeeper he was a total tough guy about it.

Keep an eye on our Yahoo Group page for information about the next class.

Here's Kirk's message for today, which includes a story about a bee misadventure he had this afternoon: