After the pandemic, my friend Lisa decided that she wanted to move away to the country.
She is a small town lady and moving back to the country was something that she consistently talked about doing. And going through quarantine just confirmed that she no longer desired to live in the city. So, she discussed it with her hubby Mark, and they purchased a gorgeous home by a lake along the countryside of the state. I am a big city girl, even though I must admit that I fell in love with the lake home. I wouldn’t live there permanently, even though I would use that as a locale to go when I needed an escape from the city. A couple weeks ago, Lisa and I were chatting on the line and she mentioned that they created a beehive in their yard. I didn’t realize that this was something Lisa wanted to do, but while living in a rural area this is something that is perhaps normal. Well, she explained that Mark was able to build a Langstroth hive, which is the most straight-forward beehive to build for beginners. It has small hive boxes that are stacked on top of each other with frames for where the honeycomb will be built. Once the hive was created, they contacted a local beekeeper who was able to help them set up the colony. She was so happy about having fresh honey from her backyard to use in her teas and in her pastries and meals. She provided me with some honey and I am definitely looking forward to trying the raw honey that my friend harvests from her backyard.