A couple weeks ago I had the chance to visit Val DeJong’s place. She has two bee hives in her back yard, and estimates that each hive houses about 20,000 to 30,000 bees. This was a new experience for me, as we suited up in protective gear and opened up the hive in search for the queens. This was by far the most amount of bees I’ve ever been surrounded by.
I really enjoyed the experience, and now have a new appreciation for bees (even though I was stung).
Here’s the video from my bee experience, which is also the first video of our new series: The Garden Buzz!