Today I went over to Howard’s house and he helped me get my hive together. He showed me how the hive body went together, how to square them up nice and tight. How to secure the joints with glue and nails. Then we move on the the super, then the frames, then a few good coats of paint. Howard’s a bit of a perfectionist, like me. So everything had to be just so. It was nice getting to spend some time with him and learned a bit from such a knowledgeable man.

After my hive was finished we switched the frames of bees out of his hive for the new frames in my hive. With this, I became a beekeeper.I really appreciate Howard for taking the time to ignite a new interest in me.

This article was last updated on: 11 May 2008