A friend of ours put bee hives on the north side of the Bosque last week.  In exchange, we will learn about beekeeping and get a bit of honey!

Bees are extremely interesting creatures.  Their caste system is very complex, and the queen bee is the only breeder in each colony. Beekeeping involves a fair amount of initial work to set up the colonies.  After that, the beekeeper needs only to harvest the honey twice a year, and check on the hives occasionally.


We don’t use white sugar in our meals here so honey is quite a valuable resource for us.  Producing our own will be a money saver… and it will also be very fun and cool!

So the first food-producing animals find their way to our forest.  Next - chickens for the eggs?  goats for the cheese?  Time will tell!

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