Trip to the Bee Farm

Thanks to the Children of the American Revolution our family had the opportunity to take a tour of Burgh Bees, located in Pittsburgh, PA.

Burgh Bees is a community group with a mission of promoting bee culture, and educating future bee keepers.  After donning veils and making sure we all had long sleeve shirts, we proceeded into the bee yard.  The staff showed us the differences between langstroth and top bar hives, explained the roles of the different bees in the hive, and gave us all a high-level primer on bee keeping.  We even got to suck some honey through our veils that had dripped on the bars of the top bar hive (the girls’ favorite part).

Probably the biggest benefit we got from this is learning that Burgh Bees offers classes and mentoring.  They’re a bit far away, and the schedule’s going to be tough to work out, but as of now I’m planning to attend their Beekeeping 101 classes in October.  Very excited!

We took quite a bit of video, and will probably be publishing a video in the next couple of weeks.

The staff did a fantastic job, and we are very thankful.