Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Sweet Life

I'm a nerd. That's just about the only way to explain it. Of course, there are many things that make me nerdy, but right now we aren't focusing on all those other things. We are focusing on my love of my Beekeeping class.

My roommates, friends, family, and I laugh about my Beekeeping class all the time... in fact I can't even say the words "In Beekeeping today..." without busting out laughing. Christine and I have decided I have to use the generic term "In class today" instead. 

This Monday was our honey extraction lab. It was a record breaking 111 degrees outside, but that didn't stop us! We all put on our closed toed shoes, jeans, long sleeve button-up shirts, beekeeping gloves, and veil (which is the hat thing) and headed out to the bee yard. 

I had asked my professor if I could bring my camera to class that day, so I tried to take some cool pictures. Let me tell you, it's really hard to take good photos when you have a big thing on your head.

Also, because it was our beekeeping lab, I got to bring home two big containers of delicious honey! Now I just have to make sure I don't use it all before I go home for Thanksgiving... that way I can share with the rest of my family.

Anyway, here are some of my photos... Enjoy!

Pulling the frames from the bee boxes.

Honey comb!


Bees (it's out of focus.. it was hard to get it in focus when I couldn't see through the view finder... plus, bees don't stay very still!)

Me in my bee gear :)

The bee boxes

P.S. I got my bee gloves yesterday. I was going to wear them downtown last night... but we decided it wouldn't be a very attractive outfit.
P.P.S. In order to see more Beekeeping photos, or just more photos in general, visit my Shutterfly site!

1 comment:

heidi bilbro said...

Rachel Egan, I am so in love with the fact that you are taking a beekeeping class!