11 February 2010

That's it. I'm getting bees.

My friend ST got bees last spring. And today, she brought me a container of her honey.
That is my finger. I've been dipping into it, and licking the honey off. Yum... So much better than boring clover honey from the store -- it has richer flavor, almost a little spicy. Which instantly makes me think of my grandfather -- he used to keep bees, and trips to North Carolina to visit him always ended with us heading home with a huge jar of honey and bees wax to make candles.
I've always said I want to have bees -- but tasting this honey has pushed me over the edge. I've got to get some. My seed orders are all in. Time to put in the bee order.

5 comments:

Liza said...

Ohmigosh, there is nothing better than fresh honey. I hope you do get bees, and then can we become friends, because I'd really like some honey.

I found your site through PATSP - keep up the good work!

Greensparrow said...

So, Liza, you are saying you'll only become a friend IF I bribe you with honey? Well, that sounds reasonable. But you're going to have bribe me with something else for me to become friends with you in return... :)

MAT kinase said...

Go for it! (but be prepared to explain to neighbors why the dead yellow jackets and bumble bees in their pool aren't your fault;)

Liza said...

How about some mystery seeds? Would they work as a bribe? I know they are flowers...maybe Delphiniums, maybe Bachelor Buttons. Other than that, maybe I could send you some cheese. Or pepperoni. Yeah, I'm not great at bribing! Clearly!

Greensparrow said...

Hmm... cheese always works for me, Liz! But don't worry -- I won't have honey until next fall, so you've lots of time to think up a good bribe!