I love this picture. It's summer, the flow is on, the bees are happy; this is as good as life gets, subhan allah
. I'm covered in bees!
It was a good summer for beekeeping here. I modestly increased the number of hives I managed this year; a mere four hives.
After we move this winter, I will be expanding the beekeeping operation. About a dozen next spring, and then double in size the next couple of years. God willing, I would like to get to the point where I can keep bees full time. It will take several years to get to that point.
I lost my first swarm this year, which is bad. But I watched the whole thing, which was awesome. I learned a lot.