My sister the beekeeper

My sister and her husband keep bees in their yard in Madison. They have 2 hives and loads of honey. It turns out having bees is not just a matter of having hives. Unlike the 30 or 40 hornet and wasps nests on and around my cottage that seem to thrive without any additional help, bees need quite a lot of administration. Of course the hornets aren’t exactly producing much except venom that I can see. And I happen to have been the recipient of several doses of the stuff this summer. Bees are another matter. I have always entertained the notion of having a hive or two but the business of bee hivery is remarkably complicated and I have enough crap going on.

In the meantime I will be the happy recipient of her honey.